Jean, Dean, Dale, and Daynes Lakes make up Four Lakes Basin. The best places to stay are at Dale or Daynes Lake. Campsites, horse pasture, and springwater are plentiful at both lakes, and there is plenty of space for horses. Backpackers might opt for a little more solitude at Dean Lake, which is not as suitable for horses. There is springwater at Dean Lake, but it is on the extreme northern shore (a long walk from the campsites).
Four Lakes Basin is 9.0 miles from either the Highline or Grandview trailhead. We suggest using the Highline trailhead, since the hike has less than half the elevation gain as the hike from the Grandview trailhead does. The Highline trailhead is also closer and easier to reach if you are coming from the population centers of Utah (Salt Lake City, Provo, and Ogden).
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