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High Uintas Wilderness Area

#608 of 1,175 things to do in Utah
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I have done multi-day backpacking trips in 2014 and 2018. Just exceptional beauty and solitude... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
Michael P
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Brighton
Grandaddy lake

My most recent trip into the Uintas was a backpacking trip to Grandaddy Lake. It is a 4 mile hike... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
JohnnySLC
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Bountiful, Utah
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This area includes ten 13,000 foot peaks, with one being the state's highest mountain.
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

I have done multi-day backpacking trips in 2014 and 2018. Just exceptional beauty and solitude. Mostly explored Upper Rock Creek, Squaw and Naturalist Basins. The fishing was excellent nearly everywhere. 2014 was a late July trip, the only downside were the mosquitoes. The wildflowers were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed September 26, 2018

My most recent trip into the Uintas was a backpacking trip to Grandaddy Lake. It is a 4 mile hike without a ton of elevation gain. There were no fire restrictions so we could have a campfire. There is a lot of dead wood, which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Wall Lake, Mirror Lake and miles of scenic vistas by car and on foot make this a place one could return to over and over again.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

The Uintah Mountains are amazing - majestic, pine-filled, beautiful - that's the upside. They are so close to civilization that many people go to enjoy the area which is good and bad. It's nice to know so many people do enjoy the great outdoors and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Kaye N
Reviewed January 14, 2016

We hiked the Henry's Fork Trail to the summit of King's Peak, the highest point in Utah. We camped out 2 nights at a beautiful location below Gunsight Pass. There was plenty of water in July, and the scenery was breathtaking. Rangers were out completing...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Dave S
Reviewed August 17, 2015

The loop hike from Henry's Fork to King Peak, the highest point in Utah, is about 33 miles long with a climb of 4000 feet. It is not difficult, although the altitude is over 12000 feet, and it can be done in 2 days but...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed September 17, 2014

We went hiking to Fehr Lake and another lake a little further in..It is so beautiful when you get into wilderness like that...the hike was just enough to where you got enough exercise but not too extreme... We love taking a ride on the motorcycle...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Beckie P
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent 5.75 hiking loop that connects to muliple lakes. The elevation is around 10,500. Beautiful scenery. The hiking trail is moderately difficult. The route is short enough for day hikes. I did backpacked in with children and first time backpackers due to the short route....More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Mkdkay
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited Uintas Wilderness area this past week and it was absolutely spectacular! About an hour from our home in Utah, we were really amazed by the rolling green hills, filled with alpines and evergreen trees - Some trees were beginning to change color with...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank Annie A
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We originally came to see the caves. Book online and early if you want to take a tour. Only 20 per tour group are allowed. Since we didn't book early, we opted for hiking. What a beautiful area! We are not into hardcore hiking. Not...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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