Grandaddy Basin Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The High Uintas Wilderness Area is a paradise for sport fishermen. More than a thousand lakes lie within the boundaries of the wilderness area, of which Utah’s Department of Wildlife Resources reports some 650 contain significant populations of game fish. The 170-acre Grandaddy Lake is one of the largest of the Uintas lakes, and also one of the most popular. It is very scenic, easy to get to, and generally well stocked with cutthroat and brook trout.
Unfortunately, there are usually so many campers around Grandaddy Lake it is not possible to enjoy a real wilderness experience there. But there are many other less well visited lakes nearby. There are over twenty lakes within a two-hour walk of Grandaddy. The fishing is good in most of them, and excellent campsites are easy to find. There are also numerous other trails in Grandaddy Basin, and many variations of this hike are possible. The route outlined here is a loop tour of nine of the better known lakes. The minimum recommended time for the trip is two days, but one could easily spend a week in the basin-especially if catching fish is on the agenda. If you have more time to spare I suggest you establish a camp at one of the lakes and explore the other lakes on day trips."