Wasatch Mountain

State Park - Utah

Wasatch Mountain State Park is located in the northern part of Utah within the Wasatch Back area on the north and west edges of the Heber Valley in Wasatch County near the city of Midway. Wasatch Mountain State Park is Utah's most developed state park. Named for the Wasatch Mountains, the park sits at an elevation of 5,900 feet (1,800 m). Wildlife in the park includes deer, elk, wild turkeys, and moose. Although the southern part of Wasatch Mountain State Park is adjacent to the northeast part of Deer Creek State Park, the two parks do not have a common border.
Wasatch Mountain SP https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/wasatch-mountain/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasatch_Mountain_State_Park Wasatch Mountain State Park is located in the northern part of Utah within the Wasatch Back area on the north and west edges of the Heber Valley in Wasatch County near the city of Midway. Wasatch Mountain State Park is Utah's most developed state park. Named for the Wasatch Mountains, the park sits at an elevation of 5,900 feet (1,800 m). Wildlife in the park includes deer, elk, wild turkeys, and moose. Although the southern part of Wasatch Mountain State Park is adjacent to the northeast part of Deer Creek State Park, the two parks do not have a common border.
Utah State Parks 01/09 25 M The Utah Department of Natural Resources receives federal aid and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. For information or complaints regarding discrimination, contact Executive Director, Utah Department of Natural Resources, PO Box 145610, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5610 or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1801 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20507. Operating Hours: Open year round 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Holiday Closures: Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1 Driving Directions: Take I-80 East to US 40 or Heber exit. Travel about 17 miles to Heber City, take Highway 113 west to Midway. Follow signs to park. Information contained in this brochure was accurate at the time of printing. Policies, facilities, fees, hours and regulations, etc., change as mandated. For updated information please contact the park. Front cover photo credit: Stephen Gale Address Inquires To: Wasatch Mountain State Park 1281 Warm Springs Drive P.O. Box 10 Midway, UT 84049-0010 Visitor Center: (435) 654-1791 Thanks to Friends of Wasatch Mountain State Park for helping to fund this brochure. www.friendsofwasatch.org Utah State Parks Mission: To enhance the quality of life by preserving and providing natural, cultural and recreational resources for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations. Wasatch Mountain Golf Course (435) 654-0532 Salt Lake Line: (801) 266-0268 Soldier Hollow Golf Course (435) 654-7442 Salt Lake Line: (801) 261-4733 For Reservations Call: (801) 322-3770 or toll free (800) 322-3770 Utah State Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 146001 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001 (801) 538-7220, (877) UT-PARKS (801) 538-7458 (TTY) stateparks.utah.gov Utah State Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 146001 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001 (801) 538-7220, (877) UT-PARKS (801) 538-7458 (TTY) stateparks.utah.gov For Reservations Call: (801) 322-3770 or toll free (800) 322-3770 Wasatch Mountain Golf Course (435) 654-0532 Salt Lake Line: (801) 266-0268 Soldier Hollow Golf Course (435) 654-7442 Salt Lake Line: (801) 261-4733 Utah State Parks Mission: To enhance the quality of life by preserving and providing natural, cultural and recreational resources for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations. Address Inquires To: Wasatch Mountain State Park 1281 Warm Springs Drive P.O. Box 10 Midway, UT 84049-0010 Visitor Center: (435) 654-1791 Thanks to Friends of Wasatch Mountain State Park for helping to fund this brochure. www.friendsofwasatch.org Front cover photo credit: Stephen Gale Driving Directions: Take I-80 East to US 40 or Heber exit. Travel about 17 miles to Heber City, take Highway 113 west to Midway. Follow signs to park. Information contained in this brochure was accurate at the time of printing. Policies, facilities, fees, hours and regulations, etc., change as mandated. For updated information please contact the park. Operating Hours: Open year round 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Holiday Closures: Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1 The Utah Department of Natural Resources receives federal aid and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. For information or complaints regarding discrimination, contact Executive Director, Utah Department of Natural Resources, PO Box 145610, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5610 or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1801 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20507. Wasatch Mountain State Park Your park fees provide for care, protection and enhancement of this park. Printed on recycled paper. Printed on recycled paper. Wasatch Mountain State Park Your park fees provide for care, protection and enhancement of this park. 01/09 25 M Utah State Parks Wasatch Mountain State Park Y ear-round adventure awaits – golf, hike, bike, camp, horseback ride, snowmobile, ride ATVs, fish, cross-country ski and snowshoe in the spectacular setting of Wasatch Mountain State Park. During spring, summer and fall, reserve a tee time at one of four, 18-hole golf courses. Throughout winter, cross-country ski, snowshoe or snowmobile through alpine terrain. The park is tucked away in Utah’s beautiful Heber Valley, its 23,000 acres poised on the east slope of the Wasatch Mountains at an elevation of 5,900 feet. Explore G et directions, maps, brochures, travel guides and area information at the visitor center. Learn about the history of Midway or enjoy the scenic picnic area and children’s fishing pond. Cottonwood, Oak and Soldier Hollow group day-use pavilions offer tables, benches, grills, restrooms, sinks and electricity for groups up to 100 people. A volleyball area, horseshoe pits and parking are also available. Bring your binoculars and cameras and view an abundance of wildlife. Wasatch Mountain is home to mule deer, elk, moose, mountain lions, raccoons, beavers, sandhill cranes, wild turkeys, bobcats, redtailed hawks, coyotes, barn owls and
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Trail Etiquette n PLAN AHEAD Check out rules and regulations for the area. Take a map and plan your trip before you go. Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return. Prepare for all types of weather. Take plenty of water and sunscreen. Bikers Address inquires to: Wear a helmet. Wasatch Mountain State Park PO Box 10 Midway, UT 84049-0010 (435) 654-1791 (Visitor Center) Ride in the middle of the trail to prevent widening. Yield and use caution when approaching stock animals. Do not make sudden movements or loud noises, which may startle the animals. n BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER TRAIL USERS Yield to hikers, other bikers, and equestrians, and any users traveling uphill. Always be in control of your bike. Be courteous and yield to other trail users. Respect Wildlife When encountering equestrians, step to the downhill side of the trail. Avoid making sudden movements or loud noises. n STAY ON THE TRAIL Stay on designated trails. Do not cut switchbacks. n DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY Pack it in, pack it out. Please use the restroom at the trailhead. n LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND Leave all rocks, plants, and other natural objects undisturbed. Do not remove or damage historical structures and artifacts. Equestrians Use certified, weed-free hay to prevent the spread of noxious weeds and exotic plant species. Remove or scatter manure and excess hay. Stay on trails and travel in single file to minimize impact. Avoid riding horses on muddy trails. Deep holes lead to erosion. Enjoy and observe wildlife from a distance. Never follow, approach, or feed wildlife. Keep pets on a leash and under control at all times to avoid conflicts with animals and other trail users. Utah State Parks and Recreation PO Box 146001 Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6001 (801) 538-7220 stateparks.utah.gov Wasatch Mountain State Park Dutch Hollow Trails Utah State Parks mission . . . To enhance the quality of life by preserving and providing natural, cultural and recreational resources for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations. Rules at a Glance This trail is shared by hikers, bikers, and equestrians. Please be aware of following regulations to ensure everyone’s visit is pleasant: Dutch Hollow Road is open to street legal vehicles. Off-highway vehicles, ATVs and dirtbikes are not allowed in the canyon. Hunting is allowed. Refer to proclamation for more information. The canyon is open to day-use only. Overnight camping is prohibited. No fires. Please keep dogs leashed and in control at all times. Please stay on designated trails. Adopt-A-Trail Contact Wasatch Mountain State Park Visitor Center if interested in helping to maintain these trails. Printed on recycled paper. Utah State Parks Dutch Hollow Trails n ENCHANTED FOREST Distance - 1.1 mile section Difficulty - Most difficult. Trail is not recommended for horses due to narrowness of the trail and height restrictions. Part shade. Symbols suggest recommended users. Trails are open to all users. Difficulty rating system is based on mountain biking. n GOBBLERS GULCH n SAGE Distance - 1 mile section Difficulty - More difficult. Trail follows gully to park boundary. Steep climb. Part shade. Distance - 2 miles Difficulty - Easy for hiking, more difficult for mountain bikes. Single track, some technical sections. Some shade. n DUTCH CANYON ROAD Distance - 4 miles Difficulty - Easy. Wide, rocky, dirt road with gradual climb through canyon. Some shade. n DUTCHMAN WAY Distance - 1.5 miles Difficulty - Easy. Sandy sections make travel difficult for mountain bikes. Very little shade. n AQUEDUCT Distance - 1 mile section Difficulty - More difficult. Single track trail follows ledge. Very little shade. n COTTONTAIL LOOP Distance - 1.5-mile loop Difficulty - Easy. Some technical sections. No single track. Offers views of the valley. Some shade. n BURNT RIDGE Distance - .5 mile Difficulty - More difficult. Access trail via Cottontail or Sage loops. Trail follows ridge and overlooks Heber and Jordanelle valleys. n INTERLAKEN Upper Lower Distance - 1 mile one-way Difficulty - More difficult. Technical trail, single track with bridges near Interlaken Estates. Trail ends on private property. n DONKEY RIDGE Distance - 1.5 miles one-way Difficulty - More difficult. Trail accesses Donkey Ridge near Interlaken. Trail ends on private property. Little shade. Connects to Dutchman Way Trail. n HEBER VALLEY OVERLOOK Distance - 1 mile Difficulty - Easy. Trail overlooks the Provo River, Heber Valley and Midway Valley, with great views of Timpanogos. Education panel located .5 miles from start of loop. Luge n 1000 TURNS Distance - 1.5 mile section Difficulty - Easy to more difficult. First section follows contour trail, then has a smaller section of technical turns. Some shade. This trail is not recommended for horses due to trail size and height restrictions. n THE BONEYARD Distance - 1 mile section. Difficulty - Most difficult. Named B
Waxwings This List Was Compiled By: __ Cedar Waxwing CP __ Bohemian Waxwing UW Wasatch Mountain State Park, stateparks.utah.gov Wasatch Audubon Society, www.wasatchaudubon.org With special assistance from Keith Evans Warblers Illustrations By: __ Orange-crowned Warbler CS __ Virginia’s Warbler UM __ Yellow Warbler CS,UW __ Yellow-rumped Warbler CS __ MacGillivray’s Warbler US __ Common Yellowthroat US __ Wilson’s Warbler CM __ Yellow-breasted Chat US Elizabeth Kovacs Bird Photos Courtesy: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Park Operating Hours: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1. Address Inquiries To: Tanagers __ Western Tanager CS Sparrows __ Green-tailed Towhee CS __ Spotted Towhee CP __ Chipping Sparrow CS __ Brewer’s Sparrow US __ Vesper Sparrow UM __ Savannah Sparrow UM __ Fox Sparrow US __ Song Sparrow CS,UW __ Lincoln’s Sparrow CM __ White-crowned Sparrow US,CW __ Dark-eyed Junco CW Belted Kingfisher Grosbeaks & Buntings __ Black-headed Grosbeak CS __ Lazuli Bunting CS Blackbirds & Orioles __ Red-winged Blackbird CS __ Western Meadowlark CS __ Yellow-headed Blackbird US __ Brewer’s Blackbird CS __ Brown-headed Cowbird US __ Bullock’s Oriole US Finches __ Cassin’s Finch CS __ House Finch AS __ Red Crossbill UW __ Pine Siskin CP __ American Goldfinch CP __ Evening Grosbeak RW __ House Sparrow AP Orange-crowned Warbler Wasatch Mountain Bird Checklist Wasatch Mountain Stat e Park 1281 Warm Springs Drive P.O. Box 10 Midway, UT 84049-0010 (435) 654-1791 (Visitor Center) or Utah State Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 146001 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001 (801) 538-7220, (877) UT-PARKS stateparks.utah.gov Utah State Parks Mission: To enhance the quality of life by preserving and providing natural, cultural and recreational resources for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations. Your park fees provide for the care, protection and enhancement of this park. Information contained in this brochure was accurate at the time of printing. Policies, facilities, fees, hours and regulations, etc., change as mandated. For updated information please contact the park. The Utah Department of Natural Resources receives federal aid and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. For information or complaints regarding discrimination, contact Executive Director, Utah Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 145610, Salt Lake City, UT 841145610 or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1801 L Street, NW, Washington DC 20507-001 Printed on recycled paper 2M 8/09 Utah State Parks T his checklist represents those species found within Wasatch Mountain State Park. For a more comprehensive Wasatch County list, visit Utahbirds.org. Any updates to this list are welcomed. A C U R O = Abundant (a common species, very numerous) = Common (certain to be seen in suitable habitat) = Uncommon (present, but not certain to be seen) = Rare (seen only at irregular intervals) = Occasional (seldom found in the area, not reported annually) P = Permanent Resident W= Winter Resident M = Migrant/Transient S = Summer/Nesting Ducks, Geese & Swans __ Canada Goose AP __ Gadwall UP __ American Wigeon CW __ Mallard AP __ Blue-winged Teal RM __ Cinnamon Teal CS __ Northern Shoveler CS __ Northern Pintail UM __ Green-winged Teal UW __ Redhead UW __ Ring-necked Duck RS,CW __ Lesser Scaup UW __ Bufflehead CW __ Common Goldeneye CW __ Barrow’s Goldeneye RW __ Common Merganser UM __ Ruddy Duck UM, US Pheasants & Grouse Plovers & Sandpipers __ Ruffed Grouse UP __ Greater Sage Grouse RP __ Dusky Grouse UP __ Wild Turkey CP __ Killdeer CS,UW __ Spotted Sandpiper US __ Wilson’s Snipe UP __ Wilson’s Phalarope RM Grebes Gulls & Terns __ Pied-billed Grebe CS,RW __ Eared Grebe RS __ Western Grebe US __ Clark’s Grebe US __ Franklin’s Gull UM __ Ring-billed Gull CW __ California Gull CS __ Caspian Tern RM __ Forster’s Tern RM Pelicans & Cormorants __ American White Pelican US __ Double-crested Cormorant US Bitterns & Herons __ Great Blue Heron CP __ Snowy Egret RS Ibises __ White-faced Ibis OS Vultures __ Turkey Vulture CS Hawks & Falcons __ Osprey CS __ Bald Eagle CW __ Northern Harrier US,CM __ Sharp-shined Hawk UP __ Cooper’s Hawk UP __ Swainson’s Hawk CS __ Red-tailed Hawk CP __ Rough-legged Hawk UW __ Golden Eagle UP __ American Kestrel CP __ Merlin OW __ Peregrine Falcon OP Rails & Cranes __ American Coot CP __ Sora US __ Sandhill Crane CS Pigeons & Doves __ Rock Pigeon CP __ Eurasian Collared-Dove CP __ Mourning Dove CS Owls __ Barn Owl UP __ Flammulated Owl RS __ Western Screech Owl RP __ Great Horned Owl CP __ Northern Pygmy-Owl UP __ Long-eared Owl RP __ Short-eared Owl RP __ Northern Saw-Whet Owl UP Goatsuckers & Swifts __ Common Nighthawk CS __ Common Poorwill US __ White-throated Swift US Hummingbirds __ Downy Woodpecker CP __ Hairy Woodpecker UP __ Three-toed Wood
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