Wear a hat and sunscreen. The booklets provide hiking directions and describe fishing opportunities, along … Most of the crowd enters from the north, keeping the inner sanctums of the south slope and the fabled Chain Lakes crowd-free. Seasons In addition, a few trails are open to ATVs. As a subrange of the Rocky Mountains, they are unusual for being the highest range in the contiguous United States running east to west, and lie approximately 100 miles east of Salt Lake City. The Highway 150 map that you get at the fee station describes some possibilities. Created Date 1963. Wear good socks. There are well over 1,000 natural lakes in the Uintas and more than 500 of them support populations of game fish. Read more... 152 E. 100 N. Stay on designated trails. Hundreds of picturesque lakes, streams, and meadows are nestled within beautiful basins. Permits can be purchased at fee stations on the Kamas side, or at Bear River Service or the Ranger Station on the Evanston side. The Uintas are Utah's tallest mountain range with almost a dozen peaks exceeding 13,000 feet. The mountains are a popular destination for snowmobilers. All rights reserved. Lakes of the high Uintas : Provo and Weber River Drainages. Spending the night in a wet sleeping bag can be more than just uncomfortable - it can be dangerous. Night temperatures during summer are 30-40 degrees, with freezing possible at any time. Wear boots that fit and are well broken-in. Late July and early September can also be good. Most lakes receive only light to moderate pressure. Created Date 1996. The High Uintas Wilderness Area contains all of the 13,000 foot peaks in Utah, and more than half of the 12,000 foot peaks in Utah. But fall backpackers need to be extremely careful - harsh storms can arise in a hurry and trap campers. § 9-7-201 to 9-7-209 to be in the public domain under U.S. copyright law (17 U.S.C.). *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ), Motor vehicle travel is restricted in much of the area. Lakes Of The High Uintas by Frederic Vincent available in Hardcover on Powells.com, also read synopsis and reviews. The range has peaks ranging from 11,000–13,528 feet, … The lakes in Grandaddy and Squaw basins are generally surrounded by heavy timber. Lakes of the Uinta’s About 90 minutes from Salt Lake City, there are over a 1,000 lakes in the Uinta Mountains, and of these, more than half support populations of Bows, Cutts, Brookies, Golden, and Brown trout along with Grayling. A series of DWR booklets titled “Lakes of the High Uintas” provide excellent information about fishing the Uintas. Lakes in the higher central basins are located in heavy timber or on the gently rolling tundra of upper elevations. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The growing season is short. They are everywhere, and they can drive you crazy. The Uinta Mountains of northeastern Utah are unique in that they are the highest mountain range in Utah and the only major range of mountains in the … The Utah Wilderness Act of 1984 designated portions of the High Uintas in Ashley National Forest as Wilderness, including the Yellowstone and Lake Fork watersheds that house the thirteen high mountain reservoirs in Swift Creek, Garfield and Brown Duck Basins . High Uinta Wilderness Area Lakes Note: Some of Utah's most picturesque lakes are located in very remote areas, are only accessible on foo t and can take days to hike into. The Uinta Mountains are an east-west trending chain of mountains in northeastern Utah extending slightly into southern Wyoming in the United States. Isolated meadows - resembling large parks - and willow fields add variety to the timbered areas. This is a 10-booklet set that describes all waters managed as fisheries. A Basecamper takes his first solo on a 5-day, 31-mile trek through the High Uintas, but finds their way hampered by wildfire smoke. Pay attention and never walk between a cow moose and her calf. A few roads and a handful of rugged 4X4 tracks provide access to areas outside the wilderness. (Llamas are quickly growing in popularity as pack animals. But three roads (Murdock Basin, Broad- head Meadows and East Portal) link more than 20 miles of ATV trails. Highway 150 is a popular snowmobile route in winter. Most Ranger Districts keep some sites open after Labor Day, weather permitting. August is the big month for backpack trips into the high country. The High Uintas Wilderness is administered jointly by the Ashley and Wasatch-Cache National Forests. A number of peaks rise over 12,000 feet in elevation. Coniferous trees (lodgepole pine, Engelmann spruce, Douglas fir, subalpine fir) grow in large continuous stands. 85-7 You don't need the permit if you are just driving, but if you stop to picnic, hike, fish or camp you need to purchase and display a permit. The Uinta Mountains are a high, pristine mountain area in northeastern Utah that is popular for fishing, hiking, backpacking, horse packing, hunting and other outdoor activities. Utah Government Publications Online, a service of the Utah State Library, http://ugspub.nr.utah.gov/publications/Wildlife/Lakes_of_High_Uintas/Sheep_Creek.pdf, http://digitallibrary.utah.gov/awweb/guest.jsp?smd=1&cl=all_lib&lb_document_id=51243, Lakes of the high Uintas : Sheep Creek, Carter Creek and Burnt Fork drainages. Camping is also allowed in undeveloped areas. The Uinta Range is the highest in Utah, and is the only major range in the contiguous United States with an east-west orientation. A permit is needed for recreational activity along the highway. LAKES OF THE HIGH UINTAS . During the summer month, high mountain lakes provide the ideal water temperature for trout to feed. Day hikes are also possible from other access roads. Mosquitoes are public enemy number one in the Uintas. Of the total acres, 276,175 are High Uintas Wilderness with elevations ranging from 6,000 feet to over 13,500 feet. Some high passes have snowy spots throughout the year, but should be passable from late July through the month of August. The booklets provide hiking directions and describe fishing opportunities, along with details about camping, spring water and horse feed. The Uinta Mountains rise from 7,500 to 13,528 feet at the summit of Kings Peak, offering diverse habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna. Summer afternoon thunderstorms may occur with little warning. Most of the mountain slopes are forested. 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