8 Reasons to Love the Dejoria Center & High Star Ranch in Kamas, Utah

DeJoria Center and Great Lawn at Sunset

By Nancy Tallman -
This article has been edited to offer current information.

Located in the Kamas Valley in Summit County and butting up to the Uinta National Forest, High Star Ranch is a new kind of neighborhood. The equestrian ranch sits on 1,100 acres of land and boasts stunning views of Mt. Timpanogos, Deer Valley, and more. Just 20-minutes from Park City and 45-minutes to the Salt Lake International Airport, High Star reaches the ever-elusive state of being in the middle of nowhere yet being connected to it all

State Road Tavern

1. State Road Tavern

The State Road Tavern opened in January 2016. This establishment features its own custom built smoker and provides hungry customers with freshly smoked Angus beef, pork and organic chicken. There are over 20 beers served and an impressive offering of craft cocktails. Come in for a side of High Star Jo Jo’s or Brisket tacos and enjoy the fireplace and the al fresco view. As if dining could get any better, there is a full bar and Sunday brunch.
Josephine Room with dining tables

2. Josephines

Josephines is the freshest watering hole to open in Utah. Yet the large cottonwoods and lush Kentucky bluegrass views make you feel like it’s been around forever. Come experience the awesome patio and the modern design inside. Try the signature State Road Burger or Blackened Scottish Salmon while the kids gobble grilled cheese sandwiches or chicken fingers – there’s a dish for any pallet.
Great Lawn at DeJoria Center with the Dance Barn during a concert

3. Summer Concerts

The Dejoria Center is proud to partner with Mountain Town Music to present a six-week Summer Concert Series. Every Thursday June 16 to July 21, these events are free and open to the public. Burgers, hot dogs and beverages are available for purchase. Let the kids run around on the lawn by the big pond while you listen and chat with friends. Or sit outside at the State Road Tavern to enjoy a full dining menu while you listen. While these shows are free, outside food and drink are not permitted.

DeJoria Center arena set for a concert

4. A World Class Venue

The Dejoria Center is pleased to host events from 10 to 2000. Thoughtful practicality has been built into the design of this world class venue. There is ample parking as well as VIP valet services. And the venue welcomes everyone from executive gatherings to corporate retreats to meet in their state-of-the art meeting spaces. With full technology integration and wagon rides at the same venue, you’re sure to strike the right balance with Dejoria.

DeJoria Center arena set for a concert

5. Laid Back Living

There is a type of home for everyone’s taste at High Star Ranch which now offers homesites, luxury Ranch Cabins and custom log homes. The area is nestled in the foothills of the Uinta Mountains and features an idyllic rural ranch setting. High Star Ranch sits on 1,000 acres only 18 miles from Park City. On-site amenities include a fishing pond, two barns, indoor and outdoor equestrian arenas and boarding facilities. Interested in real estate at High Star? Summit Sotheby’s is the listing agency and I’d be happy to get you connected and answer any questions you may have.

mountain biking at High Star Ranch

6. High Star Trail System

High Star Ranch is pleased to announce a major bikes-only trail system that was completed Fall 2016. In partnership with the South Summit Trails Foundation and the Kamas City Council, High Star developed 16 miles of bike trails around the area. The trails are open to the public, there is public parking and there are rumors of a bike shop and a small café.

Welcome to Kamas Sign

7. A Growing Community

The Kamas Valley area encompasses multiple towns, including Kamas, Francis, Woodland, Marion, Oakley and Peoa (pronounced “pee-oh-ah”). Outside of the High Star property itself, there is plenty to enjoy. Restaurants include the Mirror Lake Diner, Woodland Biscuit Company, Road Island Diner, Gateway Grille, The Cutting Board, and El Jaliciense, a great little Mexican restaurant. There’s a gear shop, a smoked meat shop and even a liquor outlet. What are your favorite businesses in the Kamas Valley?
Lake in the Unita Mountains

8. The High Uintas

Known as the “Gateway to the Uintas”, you can begin your adventure on the Mirror Lake Highway right from the heart of Kamas. This is a popular area to enjoy camping and hiking high mountain peaks – including the highest peak in Utah, King’s Peak with many lakes and streams.

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