West Fork Blacks Fork

Kamas, Utah

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An overnighter to the headwaters of the Blacks Fork River. There are lush alpine meadows, good fishing, and excellent opportunities to view wildlife. Golden eagles are a common sight. The West Fork Blacks Fork River is a superb journey into the northwestern portion of the High Uintas Wilderness. This drainage is replete with moose, mule deer, elk, small mammals, and raptors. The hike offers level traversing of lush meadowlands, a survey of rich wildlife habitat, and an ascent into the alpine lakes and ponds for which the Uintas are famous. This is the High Uintas at its finest.
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by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)

An overnighter to the headwaters of the Blacks Fork River. There are lush alpine meadows, good fishing, and excellent opportunities to view wildlife. Golden eagles are a common sight. The West Fork Blacks Fork River is a superb journey into the northwestern portion of the High Uintas Wilderness.

This drainage is replete with moose, mule deer, elk, small mammals, and raptors. The hike offers level traversing of lush meadowlands, a survey of rich wildlife habitat, and an ascent into the alpine lakes and ponds for which the Uintas are famous. This is the High Uintas at its finest.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Kamas
Distance: 22
Elevation Gain: 1,600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Overnight
Season: Late spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 9,300 feet
Top Elevation: 11,000 feet
Local Contacts: Evanston Ranger District, Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Lyman Lake, USGS Elizabeth Mountain, USGS Explorer Peak, USGS Red Knob, Northeastern Utah Multipurpose Map, National Geographic Trails Illustrated High Uintas Wilderness Map
Driving Directions: Directions to West Fork Blacks Fork

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