Four Lakes Basin

Kamas, Utah 84036

Four Lakes Basin

Four Lakes Basin Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Four Lakes Basin Reviews

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8/19/2006
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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Trail Information

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