Wolf Creek Highway
- Route Length
- 21 miles
Far-reaching views of the Uinta Mountains to the north and the Wasatch Range to the west are breathtaking. Several pullouts along the route offer excellent photo opportunities. Wildflowers dot the mountain meadows near the summit and wildlife is abundant along the entire drive.
The Wolf Creek Highway is approximately 21 miles long from Woodland to Stockmore and is not plowed during winter. Restrooms are available at Wolf Creek Campground at the summit. This campground has three primitive campsites for overnight stays. Mill Hollow Campground is a rustic campground next to a tiny reservoir just three miles south of the Wolf Creek Highway on Forest Road #054. Several parking areas are available along the highway for picnicking and stretching your legs. For more information about this drive, contact the Heber Ranger District of the Uinta National Forest at 435-654-0470.
This photo was taken just at the boundary of the Uinta National Forest on SR 35. All photos here were taken in September along the highway. It is presently being paved, and will be one of the premier drives in northern Utah. Camping resources are scarce in this area.
Further along this beautiful highway are numerous stands of quakies. In the fall, they appear to have their own light sources. It is a quiet time in the woods, with very comfortable temperatures. This stand is around 8,000 feet above sea level.
This shot was taken about half way to the top, looking down into the drainage, as the highway climbs to the top. Frequently moose are seen in the is riparian area.
This picture was taken from the Duchesne Ridge, looking towards Heber City and Mt. Timpanogos. On this ridge top, many sightings of eagles, hawks, owls, deer, elk, moose, and an occasional bear are seen. It is a very scenic drive and well worth the rough road between the head of Mill Hollow and Wolf Creek campground.
The little creek just behind the Mill Hollow Guard Station illustrates the type of scenery that can be found all along the roads in the Mill Hollow and Wolf Creek area.
A small, natural lake is at the head of Little West Fork of the Duchesne River. Among the Alpine fir and open meadows surrounded by Aspens, there are ideal areas here to view wildlife.
Looking from the head of the West Fork of the Duchesne River, you will view Lodge Pole Pine stands, ideal for camping. The river offers some of the best fly fishing in the state. Just remember to keep an eye out for moose!
On the way up Lake Creek Road, just outside of Heber City, are red sandstone outcroppings. This particular one has seen numerous movie stars, while it is used for a back drop for many TV shows and movies.
Another view of the West Fork of the Duchesne. As you can see, the road is a bit rough, but for those that have the proper equipment, it is well worth the drive. The fall is particularly spectacular.
- Route Length
- 21 miles
- Time to Allow
- 1 hour
For complete drving directions, contact the Heber Ranger District of the Uinta National Forest at 435-654-0470