Yuba Lake, courtesy of Utah DNR
Juab County Tourism
With thousands of miles to explore, Juab County has something for everyone.
Juab County has a rich history and culture, and offers tremendous opportunity for outdoor recreation. Topography ranges from high, forested mountains with streams and lakes to sand dunes, and desert flatlands. We have mile after mile of wide-open spaces, with plenty of room to explore and play. Come experience Juab County TODAY!
Little Sahara Recreation Area (LSRA) is 60,000 acres of sagebrush flats, juniper-covered hills, and free moving sand dunes located in Juab County, Utah. Less than a two-hour drive from Salt Lake City, LSRA provides an experience unlike any other for OHV fun and camping. Visitors frequent the recreation area for the challenges of climbing the 700-foot tall Sand Mountain, network of dirt trails around Black Mountain, low-lying dunes for beginners, and the White Sand Dune bowls.
Yuba Reservoir was built between 1902 and 1917. In spring 1907, the amount of snowmelt was so high that water began pouring out of the reservoir faster than could be released by the spillway. Members of the Mormon Church at Deseret, 40 miles to the west, responded to the threatened structure by blasting a temporary spillway to relieve pressure on the dam. Visitors with a good eye can sometimes find evidence of the ancient Native Americans that once lived in the area. Rock art, pieces of pottery
Named by Utah Valley magazine as one of the best scenic drives to see fall colors in Utah. Visitors will be able to enjoy spectacular views of 12,000 foot Mount Nebo and the diverse vegetation all along the scenic byway. Several pullouts with scenic overlooks, informational signs and trails are located along the byway. A very popular stop accesses Devil’s Kitchen, with its red rock cliffs and spires.
Topaz Mountain is one of the world's great places to find topaz, a semiprecious gemstone that occurs as hard transparent crystals, in a variety of shades. If you search the washes and slopes on the south side of the mountain you will find small topaz crystals glimmering in the sunlight. If you search seams in the rhyolite, you may find gem-quality crystals
Young riders galloped across Utah's west desert, over one of the most difficult and dangerous legs of the legendary Pony Express route, delivering mail from Missouri to California before the advent of the telegraph. Today the route has been declared a National Historic Trail. An improved dirt road follows the route across Utah's west desert. Historic plaques have been placed to mark the location of several stations, and some of the old buildings have been restored.
Born from volcanic activity approximately 30 million years ago, Paul Bunyan's Woodpile is a unique geologic feature. Each column is approximately 1 foot in diameter and up to 15 feet in length. The columns are three to seven sided depending on slight variations in how the lava cooled. The Woodpile is also home to an arch. The estimated span of the arch is 20 feet long by 4 feet high. This arch can be seen by hiking farther up the trail and viewing the Woodpile from the side.