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Wah Wah Mountains

Wah Wah Mountains   |  Jay Dash
The Wah Wah Mountains, a mountain range on the western edge of Beaver County — also known as Ramblers — are perfect for those who want to explore unique geologic wonders in the solitude of the desert. The Wah Wah Mountains Wilderness Study Area, which extends 55 miles from south to north over 42,240 acres in Millard and Beaver counties, is among the most remote areas in Utah. Besides state Route 21, which bisects the range, the nearest pavement is more than 50 miles to the west (Interstate 15) or more than 30 miles to the north (U.S. 50, a.k.a. the “loneliest road in America”), with hardly a trace of man in between. If you take the time to journey out to this little-known area, you won’t be disappointed.

Things to do in Beaver County

Camping and Coordinates

There are unimproved camping sites located at the base of Crystal Peak. While there is no permanent water supply (make sure to bring enough with you), there are plenty of wood scraps you can collect from the area’s Pinyon-juniper woodland in order to make a campfire. If you camp out here on a clear night, you will have extraordinary views of the stars.

The start of the hike is off of Crystal Peak Road — this unpaved road can be rough, but is usually passable to passenger cars given good weather. The hike starts on the east side of the peak, but as close as you can get to the peak in your car. Park here. The hike takes most people about two hours round-trip. Fall, winter, spring and very early in the day in summer are the best times to hike the peak, as summers can be really hot. Precipitation is rare, but dust storms are common in the area.
 
GPS Coordinates: 38.79080, -113.6003

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