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28th Annual Bison Range Ride…

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
This annual event is an opportunity to view one of the nation’s largest and oldest public herds as horseback…
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Arsenic and Old Lace

Oct 17, 2014 - Nov 3 , 2014
The PG Players will continue their 30th anniversary celebration by bringing back another comedy classic, Arsenic and…
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Boo at the Zoo

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
For over 20 years, kids 12 and younger have donned their costumes to trick-or-treat at the Zoo! Over 20 candy booths…
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Brent Godfrey Solo Exhibiton

Oct 16, 2014 - Nov 15 , 2014
In "Personae" Godfrey reflects upon who we are as individuals and communities. His figures move through…
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Brigham Young University…

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
BYU Mens A Capella group returns to Monticello. Vocal Point is Brigham Young University’s premiere 9-man a…
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Catch Me If You Can

Oct 8, 2014 - Nov 29 , 2014
A Regional Premiere! Fresh from Broadway! This high-flying musical sings the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. ...is he…
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Cemetery Clues

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Cemetery Clues, a history related Halloween activity. Using clues from personal stories, each group will try to…
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Cornbelly's Corn Maze and…

Oct 3, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Cornbelly's is Utah's most popular Halloween destination. You're sure to be lost, laughin' and lovin it…
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Damn Yankees

Oct 2, 2014 - Nov 22 , 2014
This rousing musical about America's favorite pastime knocks it out of the park! Hit songs and doubleheaders tell…
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Deewali, Festival of Lights

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Diwali is a shortened version of Deepawali (deepa=lamps, wali=row: rows of lamps). Households in India put lamps in…
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Fall Family Festival

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Come celebrate fall at the Fall Family Festival, hosted by New Creation Church in Sandy. A fun-filled festival full of…
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Ghosts of Camp Floyd

Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Is Camp Floyd haunted? Participate in a paranormal investigation of Camp Floyd. Learn ghost hunting…
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Hallow's Eve Exhibit

Oct 14, 2014 - Nov 9 , 2014
"Hallow's Eve" Exhibit at the Urban Arts Gallery The Utah Arts Alliance is proud to present…
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Halloween Concert with…

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Kensington  Symphony Orchestra presents their annual family-friendly Halloween Concert. Join them as they present…
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Halloween Lift Rides

Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sundance while you soar over Halloween themed scenes and are greeted by costume-clad…
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Mount Timpanogos, Utah, American Fork Canyon

Mount Timpanogos

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

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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 hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, backpacking and camping. 

Twin Peaks Wilderness Area
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

Bureau of Land Management

Utah State Office
440 W. 200 South, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 539-4001

Forest Service Wilderness Areas 

Acres Location
Mt. Naomi
44,350 Northern Utah
Wellsville Mountains
23,850 Northern Utah
High Uintas
456,705 Northeastern Utah
Mt. Olympus
16,000 Wasatch Front
Twin Peaks
11,463 Wasatch Front
Lone Peak
30,088 Wasatch Front 
10,750 Wasatch Front
Deseret Peak
25,500 Northeastern Utah
Mount Nebo
28,000 Central Utah
Ashdown Gorge 7,000 Southwestern Utah
Cottonwood Forest 2,650 Southwestern Utah
Pine Valley Mountains
50,000 Southwestern Utah
Box-Death Hollow
25,814 Southern Utah
Dark Canyon
45,000 Southeastern Utah

BLM Wilderness Areas

Area Acres Location
Cedar Mountain
Northeastern Utah
Deep Creek 7,500 Southwestern Utah
Red Mountain 18,700 Southwestern Utah
Cottonwood Canyon 11,700 Southwestern Utah
Beaver Dam Mountains 2,600 Southwestern Utah

Cougar Canyon
Doc's Pass
Slaughter Creek 


Southwestern Utah
Zion Wilderness 124,000 Southwestern Utah
Canaan Mountain 44,500 Southwestern utah
Paria Canyon 20,000 Far South
Black Ridge Canyon  5,100 Southeastern Utah