Uintah County, Utah, As of the 2010 census the population was 32,588. Its county seat and largest city is Vernal. The county was named for the portion of the Ute Indian tribe that lived in the basin.
Uintah County is the largest natural gas producer in Utah, with 272 billion cubic feet produced in 2008.
See also Scouting in Utah.
Local History Edit
Notable Scout Units Edit
Activity Centers Edit
- Utah Field House Museum]] displays prehistoric geological, anthropological, and natural history items found near the Uinta Mountains and within the Uinta Basin.
Parks & Nature Edit
- Dinosaur National Monument contains over 800 paleontological sites and has fossils of dinosaurs including Allosaurus, Deinonychus, Abydosaurus and various long-neck, long-tail sauropods. A lot of outdoor adventures found here.
- Red Fleet State Park featuring a 750-acre reservoir and a fossil trackway of dinosaur footprints.
- Steinaker State Park is a recreational reservoir that opened to the public in 1964. It lies at an elevation of 5,500 feet (1,700 m) in northeastern Utah, south of the Uinta Mountains.
Eagles Nest Edit
Noteworthy local scouts and service projects
Charitable Organizations Edit
The following service units would greatly look forward to partnering with local scouts on providing community service
External Links Edit
- 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Salt Lake City - pinpoints the most exceptional hikes in the area. It contains meticulous trail descriptions that range from comfortable strolls for families to difficult treks for those looking for a challenging workout. (2012)
- Hiking the Wasatch: A Hiking and Natural History Guide to the Central Wasatch - The Wasatch Mountains, with three wilderness areas and hundreds of miles of trails, offer a treasure land of outdoor opportunities within easy reach of nearly a million people. (2014)
- Wasatch Eleveners: A Hiking and Climbing Guide to the 11,000 foot Mountains of Utah's Wasatch Range - tackle some of the most beautiful and challenging peaks that the Wasatch offers.