Duchesne County starts at the west gate of the Uintah Basin and extends to its heart. The county is bordered on the east and west by Uintah and Wasatch Counties, respectively, on the north by Summit County, and on the south by Carbon County. The state’s highest mountain, King’s Peak at 13,528 feet above sea level, is in the county’s Uinta Mountains. Major streams running through the county include the Strawberry, Duchesne, Lake Fork, and Yellowstone rivers. The county’s economy is based primarily on the livestock industry, but the area is also rich in oil and natural gas.
For more information on Duchesne County, please visit the county’s website from which the above paragraph is derived: https://www.duchesne.utah.gov.