Mount Timpanogos was designated as a wilderness area in 1984 to protect the flora and fauna unique to this area while encouraging the enjoyment of recreational activities.
Designated Wilderness Areas in Utah
The High Uintas, Mount Olympus and Dark Canyon are three of Utah's multiple wilderness areas that provide opportunities for the public to enjoy the quiet and solitude of landscapes left wild. Some areas, like Dark Canyon and Box Death Hollow are stunningly remote. Others, like Mount Olympus and Twin Peaks are within a few miles of a major metropolitan area, yet feel a world apart.
Each of Utah's wilderness areas offers a unique experience for the traveler; all are a breath of fresh air.
With more than 1 million acres of federally designated wilderness, no matter where you are in Utah, there's pristine land nearby for hiking, wildlife watching and backcountry solitude. Check with lands administrators (BLM, national forest) for additional information on permissible wilderness activities, including horseback riding and camping regulations. Noncommercial fishing and hunting may be available seasonally and with licenses.
Twin Peaks Wilderness Area, Wasatch Front
To protect the space, motor vehicles and mountain bikes are not permitted. Check with local U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management offices for information and permits, where necessary:
U.S. Forest Service
Intermountain Region Office 324 25th St. Ogden, UT 84401 (801) 625-5306 www.fs.usda.gov