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Sheep Creek Geological Loop

 

 

 

 

 

 

This route winds through the dramatic geologic formations of the Sheep Creek National Geologic Area. The Uinta Fault, which runs for more than 100 miles along the north slope of the Uinta Mountains, is clearly visible in the extremely twisted rock layers along the upper part of the loop.

Tower Rock - Flaming Gorge

But stunning scenery isn't the only reason to keep your camera ready on this backway. Expect to catch a glimpse or two of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep as you wind through Sheep Creek's awe-inspiring rock spires. This relatively small area is home to an impressive diversity of birds and other wildlife. Sharp eyes will spot the gravesite of the mysterious Cleophus Dowd along the western end of the loop.

Sheep Creek Scenic Backway

Address
PO Box 279
Manila, UT 84046
Phone
435-784-3445 (Main)
Directions

Beginning 15 miles west of US Hwy 191/Utah Hwy 44 intersection, Sheep Creek Loop runs for thirteen miles alongside the visually dramatic Uinta Fault. It returns to Utah Hwy 44, five miles south of Manila.

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