Extending from Soldier Summit in the north to Interstate 70 in the south, the Wasatch Plateau is one of the great overlooked places of Utah despite its centralized location in the state. Much like its name suggests, this is more of a high-mountain plateau that rises 9,000-10,000 feet above sea level with 8 peaks reaching above 11,000 feet. A rift fault created what's named Joe's Valley, which nearly bisects the entire range from the south. This famous feature boasts a massive concentration of challenging rock climbs among the boulder fields. The mountains to the east from the valley are shorter, and covered mainly in Juniper while the mountains to the west hold Aspen and Fir forests extending into alpine environments on the peaks. There are hundreds of high-mountain lakes and reservoirs along its length.
North of Heliotrope Mountain
There are many access points along the length of the Wasatch Plateau.
Soldier Summit - Highway 96 (4 miles toward Price from Soldier Summit)
Tucker - Skyline Drive (Forest Road 150)
Indianola - Indianola Canyon Road
Fairview - Fairview Canyon (Highway 31)
Mount Pleasant - Mt Pleasant Canyon
Spring City - Spring City Canyon
Ephraim - Ephraim Canyon Road (State Road 29)
Manti - Manti Canyon Road
Sterling - 6 Mile Canyon Road
Mayfield - 12 Mile Canyon Road
Salina/Redmond - Willow Creek Road
Huntington - Highway 31
Castle Dale - State Road 29
Emery - Forest Road 0044
Skyline Drive runs north-to-south along the entire Western backbone between and even on top of the highest peaks in the range.
Highway 31 is the only paved road that transects the range east-to-west between Fairview and Huntington.
State Road 29 is a dirt road that transects the range east-to-west between Ephraim and Castle Dale.
Highway 31 Snowmobile Area
Almost all of the mountain range is managed by the US Forest Service.
High Wasatch Plateau
All along the roads that enter the range are primitive campsites. Below are some official campgrounds organized by region.
Joe's ValleyRegion - An extremely popular area for bouldering, fishing, boating.