Soapstone Basin

Kamas, Utah 84036

Soapstone Basin

Soapstone Basin Professional Review and Guide

"Soapstone Basin is a fast-paced, backcountry tour looping around a broad valley pocketed with groves of fir and aspen. Miniature wildflowers speckle the sunny, alpine meadows like paint spattered from an artist’s brush. By and large, you won’t find staggering views of mountain peaks along the main loop, although the Uinta Mountains do reveal themselves shyly from time to time.

If you venture off course to the Bluffs overlook, however, you’ll find a view that will make acrophobes tremble. Here, the Duchesne River has carved a gorge over 2,000 feet deep. The river’s headwaters trickle from snowfields that cloak the Uinta Mountains—home to Utah’s tallest peak, King’s Peak, rising to 13,528 feet. Tread: Packed- and soft-dirt doubletracks with variable imbedded rocks and ruts."

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6/14/2008
Beautiful scenery, but do not attempt until snow has melted from the Uintas. In mid June we spent almost 4 miles pushing our bikes through large amounts of snow that had not yet melted. Also, it appears that as the snow melts, more ATV's arriv eon the scene.
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Trail Information

Kamas
Nearby City
16.5
Distance
1,320 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Moderate
Physical Difficulty
late May through October. Beware hunting season, Sept.- Oct.
Season
8,570 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,800 feet
Top Elevation
Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Kamas Ranger District, 435-783-4338
Local Contacts
USGS: Iron Mine Mtn. And Soapstone Basin
Local Maps

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Jul 2018