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Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Utah
County Juab
Elevation 5,318 ft (1,621 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84628
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 1437597

Jericho is an unincorporated community in Juab County, Utah, United States. It is located about 103 miles (166 km) southwest of Salt Lake City and 30 miles (48 km) west of Nephi.

The community is near Little Sahara Recreation Area, an area consisting of sand dunes. The area is popular among off road vehicle users, motocross bikers, and campers. Jericho can be reached by U.S. Route 6 through Eureka or Delta. The area can also be reached by State Route 132 west through Nephi.

The climate of the area is hot in the summers, commonly from 90 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit and winters are cold, between 30 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The climate is typical of that of the Great Basin Desert.

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