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Wellsville Mountains Wilderness, Utah
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Description: The 23,850 acres of this wilderness encompass the Wellsville Mountains, billed as the steepest mountains in the United States. Their rugged slopes, cut by deep canyons, rise to a peak elevation of 9372 feet at the summit of Box Elder Peak. The western side is too rugged to hike easily, and there are no developed trails. There are three developed trails on the eastern side, which traverse the main ridge, interconnect, and lead to the summits of Wellsville Cone and Box Elder Creek. There is very little water along these trails, so pack in what you will need. This wilderness is home to a number of recovering wildlife populations, including raptors, bighorn sheep, moose, deer, and mountain lions. Primary users are hunters and day hikers.

Location: Trailheads at Deep Canyon and Maple Bench can be accessed off UT-23 north of Wellsville.

Address: Logan Ranger District
Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
1500 E. Hwy 89
Logan, UT  84321
Phone: 435-755-3620

Season: year round

Fee: no

Reservations: no
Activities
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 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

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 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: No mechanized vehicles are permitted in any wilderness area. This area has been heavily damaged by human overuse in the past, so be sure to tread lightly.
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