The Uinta Mountain Range, east of Salt Lake City, runs from east to west, an uncommon phenomenon in the U.S. The Provo River has its headwaters here, not far from these waterfalls:
Although at an elevation of 9300 ft. (2800 m), this spot is an easy drive from the capital city, and a short walk from the roadway, making it a pleasant afternoon trip. While much of Utah is desert, the Uinta Mountains receive a fair amount of rainfall, promoting vegetation… and mosquitoes, so come prepared with mosquito repellant …. or an extra pint of blood.