Beartrap Fork

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

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Beartrap Fork is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 7,580 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,399 feet.
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Beartrap Fork is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 7,580 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,399 feet. This trail connects with the following: Wasatch Crest.
Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding, Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Distance: 2.1
Elevation Gain: 2,399 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 7,580 feet
Top Elevation: 9,811 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Beartrap Fork
Parks: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Elevation Min/Max: 7580/9811 ft
Elevation Start/End: 7580/7580 ft

Beartrap Fork Professional Reviews and Guides

"Beartrap Fork is one of the best places to ski on a powder day in the Wasatch. This hidden drainage harbors excellent low-angle slopes and an 800-vertical-foot run of perfectly spaced aspen trees that would make Billy Kidd leave Steamboat Springs in a hop turn. With tree-anchored slopes and wind-protected aspects, Beartrap is the place to be when the snow is deep and the avalanche danger is considerable. There is also good touring in the upper canyon among low-angle evergreen trees. This area is easily accessed by the 9990 lift at Park City Mountain Resort (formerly Canyons Resort) as well."

"Enjoy short, relatively safe tours in powdery glades and corn meadows, returning down the same canyon or dropping west into Mill D North’s eastern branches. Upper Beartrap is a good spot for early-season and beginner backcountry skiing. This terrain
is also accessible from the Park City side, described in the Canyons Periphery and Peak 9,990 tour.

The trail begins in tight aspen trees and contours into a V-shaped gully that opens up into a beautiful flat meadow at 8,200 feet. Trails split east and west here, but the main route continues up the gut of the canyon, gaining altitude through thick woods before flattening again at 8,800 feet. Switchback east from here to gain the ridge between Beartrap and Willow Fork."

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May 2018