Rock Creek

Duchesne, Utah

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A three- to five-day backpack in the Rock Creek drainage on the south slope of the Uinta Mountains. Rock Creek is a vast wilderness drainage with many lakes, abundant wildflowers and wildlife, good fishing, solitude, and views, plus easy access to other areas of the High Uintas. Rock Creek drains a large region on the South Slope of the Uinta Mountains. Its deep, forested canyon offers leisurely woodland walking and good trout fishing, while its upper basins provide alpine camping and climbing, with easy access to other parts of the range via major passes and trails. Many routes can be planned from the trailhead near the Upper Stillwater Reservoir, and loop trips of three to seven days are particularly convenient.
Hiking Utah

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Hiking Utah

by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)

A three- to five-day backpack in the Rock Creek drainage on the south slope of the Uinta Mountains. Rock Creek is a vast wilderness drainage with many lakes, abundant wildflowers and wildlife, good fishing, solitude, and views, plus easy access to other areas of the High Uintas. Rock Creek drains a large region on the South Slope of the Uinta Mountains.

Its deep, forested canyon offers leisurely woodland walking and good trout fishing, while its upper basins provide alpine camping and climbing, with easy access to other parts of the range via major passes and trails. Many routes can be planned from the trailhead near the Upper Stillwater Reservoir, and loop trips of three to seven days are particularly convenient.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Duchesne
Distance: 28
Elevation Gain: 2,400 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Three to five days
Season: Summer and early fall
Trailhead Elevation: 8,000 feet
Top Elevation: 10,600 feet
Local Contacts: Duchesne Ranger District, Ashley National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Tworoose Pass, USGS Explorer Peak, Northeastern Utah Multipurpose Map, National Geographic Trails Illustrated High Uintas Wilderness Map, Ashley National Forest Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Rock Creek

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