Four Lakes Basin

Kamas, Utah

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A popular backpack to alpine lakes in the western Uinta Mountains. There are beautiful views of the western Uintas, including the upper Duchesne River and Rock Creek country. Swampy meadows, almost the type you would expect to see dinosaurs rise from, grace the scenery throughout this region. These meadows are found so consistently that they seem almost deliberately spaced for variety. Some of the lakes, including those back toward the trailhead, are often eerily forged with cold morning mist.
Hiking Utah

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Hiking Utah

by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)

A popular backpack to alpine lakes in the western Uinta Mountains. There are beautiful views of the western Uintas, including the upper Duchesne River and Rock Creek country.

Swampy meadows, almost the type you would expect to see dinosaurs rise from, grace the scenery throughout this region. These meadows are found so consistently that they seem almost deliberately spaced for variety. Some of the lakes, including those back toward the trailhead, are often eerily forged with cold morning mist.

©  Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Kamas
Distance: 16
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Summer through early fall
Trailhead Elevation: 10,350 feet
Top Elevation: 10,600 feet
Local Contacts: Duchesne Ranger District, Ashley National Forest, Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Hayden Peak quad, Northeastern Utah Multipurpose Map, National Geographic Trails Illustrated High Uintas Wilderness Map, Ashley National Forest Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Four Lakes Basin

Recent Trail Reviews

8/19/2006
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Left from Highline Trailhead on Friday. Had 4 riders and 4 Pack animals. Trail was very busy. Lots of folks coming out. Took 3.5 hours to get to Dale and Daynes lake. Trail is very rocky in spots, but has lots of improvements. Signs are pretty good, but you need to have done the prior planning as the trails to side lakes can fool you. While the guide books say there is not much elevation gain in the net between Trail head and basin,do not be foole there is quite a bit of up and down. 4 lakes basin was well populated with campers (horse and hikers) but this is big country so plenty of room. Everyone was courteous and pleasant. Area around Dale and Daynes was boggy, but NO BUGS due to night time temps. Had a good time and returned next day. Beautiful views and super ride!



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Apr 2018