About Juab County
Juab County includes the towns and farmland of Juab Valley, the surrounding mountains, and a large stretch of desert land to the west. Mount Nebo, the tallest peak of the Wasatch Front, 11,928 feet, stands on the eastern county line and prominently overlooks Juab Valley. Juab Valley is filled with farmland and is home to the county seat, Nephi, as well as Mona and Levan. A series of hills separate Juab Valley from the west desert where there are large flat areas and several mountain ranges. The Little Sahara Sand Dunes Recreation Area lie in this area, a popular weekend destination for four-wheelers and dune buggys.
Mormon pioneers settled in Nephi in 1851, just four years after their arrival in Salt Lake City. Juab County was established in 1852, the next year. It covers 3,406 square miles and the population was 10,246 at the 2010 census. The name is an Indian word which means valley or thirsty valley. Nephi and Mona have seen considerable growth in recent years, along with the rest of the Wasatch Front.
Interstate 15 passes north-south through Juab Valley, servicing the towns of Nephi and Mona. Before the freeway was built, U.S. Highway 91 was the main route through this area, and its alignment is mostly still extant today. U.S. Highway 6 passes through the center of Juab County heading southwest to northeast. It accesses the Little Sahara Sand Dunes, and connects to Delta to the south, and Utah Valley to the north. State Highway 132 passes east-west through Juab Valley, connecting to the Sevier Basin to the west, and Sanpete Valley to the east.
The Sevier River passes through the southern central part of Juab County, being one of the major rivers in Utah. Mona Lake is a natural body of water in the north end of Juab Valley.
For More Information:
Juab County’s official site is found at, www.co.juab.ut.us. See also Wikipedia’s article on Juab County.
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Big Mountain Road
County Route 1812
Holiday Oaks Road
Nebo Scenic Loop
State Highway 132
Yuba Lake Road