Uinta Mountains (yōĭnˈtə) [key], range of the Rocky Mts. extending c.120 mi (190 km) E from NE Utah to SW Wyoming. It rises to Kings Peak (13,528 ft/4,123 m), the highest point in Utah. The Uinta Mts. are almost totally part of national forests. Phosphates are mined there.
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