Bald Mountain

Kamas, Utah

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The Weber, Provo, Duchesne, and Bear Rivers all begin near here. Looking to the west, you can spot a couple dozen lakes that speckle the upper regions of the Provo and Weber Rivers. Bald Mountain—the best time investment you can make in the High Uintas. If you only have a few hours to spend and want to experience some grand vistas, then this is the place. Just 2.5 miles of steep hiking puts you atop this well-known peak, where you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of four of Utah’s major watersheds. Scan the cliffs and debris fields of Bald Mountain for moving white spots; there is a high chance of spotting mountain goats.
Hiking Utah's High Uintas

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Hiking Utah's High Uintas

by Jeffrey Probst & Brad Probst, Revised by Brett Prettyman (Falcon Guides)

The Weber, Provo, Duchesne, and Bear Rivers all begin near here. Looking to the west, you can spot a couple dozen lakes that speckle the upper regions of the Provo and Weber Rivers.

Bald Mountain—the best time investment you can make in the High Uintas. If you only have a few hours to spend and want to experience some grand vistas, then this is the place. Just 2.5 miles of steep hiking puts you atop this well-known peak, where you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of four of Utah’s major watersheds.

Scan the cliffs and debris fields of Bald Mountain for moving white spots; there is a high chance of spotting mountain goats.

© 2016 Jeffrey Probst & Brad Probst, Revised by Brett Prettyman/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Kamas
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 10,800 feet
Top Elevation: 12,000 feet
Local Contacts: Wasatch National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Mirror Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Bald Mountain

Recent Trail Reviews

10/1/2008
0

Great, quick hike. Steep but in the fall the views were terrific!


8/11/2008
1

This trail snakes it's way across switchbacks from the high elevation parking lot to impressive view from above. The climb is not particularly difficult. The terrain features hard-packed ground and rock typical of the area, with larger rock slabs near the peak. What amazed about this trail, was the number of children I saw hiking it. And the views from the top are quite impressive as well.



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