Heber Mountain

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

2 Reviews
FR-083 & FR-054 Heber City, UT 84032 435-783-4338 435-654-0470 Official Website

GPS: 40.4126, -111.1801

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Overview of Heber Mountain

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Pad Type grass

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 9849 ft

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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2bars
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Last reported 7/24/2017
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The Winnie Weenie's
South Jordan, UT 22' Winnebago 2106FBS Micro Minnie
7 reviews
“Amazing!”

Reviewed 7/31/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

Love this area! Stay July 3-4, unfortunately had to leave early due to Dollar Ridge fires. We entered from Hwy 35, turn onto FR 054, 5.7 miles (passing Mill Hollow campground), turn left at Duschesne Ridge sign (marker 091), go up 0.3 miles on the right. The site itself is literally on the ridge and a large trailer will not fit. We had to do some pretty crazy maneuvers to get ours in there. Beautiful, beyond beautiful views once there! Up the road on the same ridge, there are several sites easier access on the left, go on a bit further and there is an amazing site on the right that is almost completely hidden by trees, and one beyond that. Now...after that I would not suggest going on the road becomes extremely narrow and harsh (a guy tore up his truck while we were there). The downsides, our site was tricky to get into, the ground was this volcanic black sand that got everywhere, and the road was dusty. I didn't rate all 5's because of these factors but the area itself is amazing and we have our eyes on another one across the way!

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2bars
Verizon 3G

The Winnie Weenie's would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Grand Adventure
Salt Lake City, UT 26' Forest River Evo T2050 Toyota Tundra
46 reviews
“Boondocking paradise”

Reviewed 7/24/2017

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: N/A
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Heber Mountain is not so much a site as it is a broad area, roughly a hundred thousand acres of Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest bounded by UT-35 to the north and US-40 to the south. It's located to the east of Heber City and southeast of the resort town of Park City, Utah. This also includes areas known as Duchesne Ridge and Currant Creek. Numerous Forest Service roads criss-cross this entire area, nearly all of which are legal for dispersed camping. See the Heber-Kamas Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for specifics: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/uwcnf/maps-pubs. Main Forest Roads in this area are graded gravel, while side roads are usually unmaintained and bumpy.

The area is accessible by heading east on Center Street from downtown Heber, which becomes Lake Creek Road and remains paved for about 12 steep, twisty miles to the National Forest boundary where the road becomes FR-083 and turns to graded gravel. A couple of miles after the pavement ends you'll reach the intersection of FR-054 and FR-083. From here, pick a direction and find a spot. Heading left on FR-054, only street legal vehicles are allowed. Turn right on FR-083 and off-highway ATVs are permitted. Be aware that you can also access the area from the north by turning off UT-35 at Wolf Creek Pass (FR-054 or FR-091), or from the south along US-40 (FR-082 or Currant Creek Road).

Heber Mountain itself sits at the northwest corner of this broad area, a 10,200-foot summit that doesn't look like much because the land surrounding it sits at 9,000-10,000 feet ASL. The summit thus doesn't have much prominence above the surrounding land. For the weekend of July 21-23, 2017 we picked a small knoll at 9,870 feet about a quarter mile due south of Heber Mountain on FR-094 (40.412854 N, -111.1825567 W) that had a rare amenity for this area: 4G on Verizon, two bars! Friends with AT&T had 1 bar and fickle service. If we walked 300 yards from camp we lost service completely. We enjoyed 270-degree views including the Wasatch Mountains to the west, and the High Peaks of the Uinta Mountains to the north. Previous campers left a couple of rock fire rings behind.

We were also camped just around the corner June 23-25, 2017 (40.406491 N, -111.178863 W) where cell service was non-existent at our site. Winter of 2016-17 was a good snow year, and some roads in the area were still impassible in late June due to lingering drifts. This area is used by snowmobilers in winter and these roads are not plowed, the effects of which at this altitude can easily last into early summer. Check with the Heber-Kamas Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (435) 654-0470 for current conditions.

I've uploaded photos of both of these campsites we've used in 2017.

In years past we've also camped several times along the West Fork Duchesne River on FR-050 (bumpy and rough), and on the Duchesne Ridge along FR-091 (best access is via a decent dirt road from Wolf Creek Pass, but the further you go from Wolf Creek Pass the worse it gets). If you insist upon actually paying for a campsite, within this area there's even the Mill Hollow Campground (https://www.campendium.com/mill-hollow-campground) and Currant Creek Campground (https://www.campendium.com/currant-creek-campground), although there are no hookups at either so you'll still be dry camping anyway. The possibilities in this area are nearly limitless.

Finally, realize that this is open range where ranchers lease the land for grazing sheep. If you arrive at a site and hear sheep in the distance, consider picking another site, for there's nothing like a few hundred sheep wandering (and pooping) through your campsite. Trust me, I know.

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1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

Grand Adventure would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Grand Adventure
Salt Lake City, UT 26' Forest River Evo T2050 Toyota Tundra
46 reviews
Grand Adventure Ep. 27: Heber Mountain/Duchesne Ridge, Utah | RV travel boondocking free camping

The Heber Mountain/Duchesne Ridge area of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest comprises over 100,000 acres of prime free boondocking close by both Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah. Come along wit...

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Salt Lake City, UT 26' Forest River Evo T2050 Toyota Tundra
46 reviews
Liftlines Skiing and Snowboarding Forums • View topic - (non-skiing) Heber Mountain, UT camping - July 21-23, 2017

I just got back from another weekend enjoying the new RV with friends including AmyZ and Telejon. This time I returned to one of my favorite camping areas, Heber Mountain.Heber Mountain is a 10,200-foo...

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  • Dispersed Camping
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