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Kamas, Utah

Kamas (pronounced kah-muss), Utah, is a small town in Summit County.  Located in an area of the Wasatch Back known as Kamas Valley, Kamas's nearest neighbors are Marion to the north and Francis to the south.  The first permanent settlers arrived in Kamas Valley in 1859.  This group of Mormon pioneers was led by Thomas Rhoade under the direction of Brigham Young, the leader of the LDS church at the time.  More and more settlers arrived as the years passed, and in 1871, an engineer was brought in to survey and divide the settlement.  Kamas was officially incorporated in July, 1911.  A fun fact about Kamas: The town derives its name from a Native American word for a perennial herb that's native to the area.

Kamas is considered the "Gateway to the Uintas" because of its easy access to the Uinta Mountains to the east. With just over 2,500 residents, Kamas a quiet and rural community.  Indeed, this small town is often used as a supply station for outdoor adventurists who pass through on their way to the innumerable camping, hunting, hiking, and horseback riding destinations in the Uinta Mountains.  Kamas is also known for its annual heritage celebration, Fiesta Days.  The first Fiesta Days celebration was held in 1938, and today, the event features a demolition derby, bull wars, a professional rodeo, vendors ,boutiques, pageants, and much more.  Fiesta Days usually coincides with the week of Utah's Pioneer Day. Away from it all but close enough to enjoy everything that the surrounding cities have to offer, Kamas is just a 45 minute drive to Salt Lake City and only 22 minutes from Park City.

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With direct access to the Uinta Mountains to the east, Kamas is considered the "Gateway to the Uintas". This small town is often used as a supply station for outdoor adventurists who pass through on their way to the innumerable camping, hunting, hiking, and horseback riding destinations in the Uinta Mountains.  Kamas is also known for its annual heritage celebration, Fiesta Days.  The first Fiesta Days celebration was held in 1938, and today, the event features a demolition derby, bull wars, a professional rodeo, vendors ,boutiques, pageants, and much more.  Fiesta Days usually coincides with the week of Utah's Pioneer Day. One of the popular events each Summer is a two-day bicyle race called the High Uintas Classic, in which Kamas is the starting point. The race features takes participants on the Mirror Lake Highway from downtown Kamas over Bald Mountain Pass and into Evanston, Wyoming. Kamas residents enjoy the peaceful lifestyle that this rural town delivers but can still access all the entertainment and creature comforts of near by cities. Salt Lake City is just 45 minutes away while Park City is just a 22 minute drive.

Schools
Silver Summit SchoolK - 5
South Summit High9 - 12
South Summit Middle5 - 8
South Summit PreschoolPre
South Summit SchoolPre - 4
Ski Resorts
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Real Estate in Kamas

Kamas is a rural town, perfect for those with an adventurous side as well as those who just want a simple lifestyle with stunning mountain views. With it's easy access to the Uinta Mountains, outdoor recreation of all kinds is right at your fingertips. People from accross the state and the nation will pass through Kamas throughout the summer in seek of the innumerous opportunities to enjoy the Uinta Mountains such as Hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing and camping. Those living in Kamas don't need to plan a yearly trip to enjoy what tourists crave all year because the glory of nature is right outside their front door. There are a variety of homes in Kamas and plenty of room for expansion as new developments move to the area.

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