Painter Lakes

Roosevelt, Utah

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Painter Lakes take after their name. They are scattered about like little dabs of acrylic on a painter’s palette. This beautiful wilderness is characterized by gentle rolling hills and timbered terrain. Due to the remoteness and difficult travel to this basin, Painter Lakes remain blissfully free of people and debris. From Uinta trailhead, take the Uinta River Trail 3.0 miles north to Sheep Bridge. Stay on the trail up the Uinta River 9.0 miles to the junction with the trail coming down from Kidney Lakes. Stay left (northwest) 2.0 miles, following the Uinta River to North Fork Park. From North Fork Park, follow a vague trail 2.0 miles south up a steep and rugged 900-foot incline next to a small creek. The first lake you’ll run into is Craig. Craig is the only lake in this basin with a horse pasture; it also contains a good population of cutthroat trout. Although good campsites exist at Craig Lake, better accommodations exist at Painter Lakes U–88 and U–89.
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)

Painter Lakes take after their name. They are scattered about like little dabs of acrylic on a painter’s palette. This beautiful wilderness is characterized by gentle rolling hills and timbered terrain. Due to the remoteness and difficult travel to this basin, Painter Lakes remain blissfully free of people and debris.

From Uinta trailhead, take the Uinta River Trail 3.0 miles north to Sheep Bridge. Stay on the trail up the Uinta River 9.0 miles to the junction with the trail coming down from Kidney Lakes. Stay left (northwest) 2.0 miles, following the Uinta River to North Fork Park. From North Fork Park, follow a vague trail 2.0 miles south up a steep and rugged 900-foot incline next to a small creek. The first lake you’ll run into is Craig. Craig is the only lake in this basin with a horse pasture; it also contains a good population of cutthroat trout. Although good campsites exist at Craig Lake, better accommodations exist at Painter Lakes U–88 and U–89.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Roosevelt
Distance: 30.5
Elevation Gain: 2,500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 18 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 8,000 feet
Top Elevation: 10,500 feet
Local Contacts: Ashley National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Fox Lake, Kings Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Painter Lakes

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