Wellsville Moutnains Wilderness Trails Professional Review and Guide
"The Wellsville Mountains are said to be the steepest range in the United States, with a very narrow base only 3–4 miles wide and an absolute elevation of 5,000 feet above the Cache Valley and Great Salt Lake Valley. The tallest peak in the range is Box Elder, at 9,372 feet, and the main ridge seldom dips below 8,000 feet in its 20-mile length.
The Wellsville Mountains are on the border where the Middle Rocky Mountain Ecoregion ends and the Basin and Range begins. From the crest, hikers can see the distinctive basin-range configuration of western Utah. Wellsville Mountains Wilderness sits in splendid isolation above several visible centers of civilization, but few hikers explore its rugged terrain. Even in a dry range like the Wellsvilles, shrubs and alpine groundcover manage a show of spring and fall color. For those willing to take the path less trodden, there are beauties and solitude to enjoy. This trail guide includes descriptions of Deep Canyon Trailhead to Raptor Watch Area."