Stillwater Drainage

Kamas, Utah 84036

Stillwater Drainage

Stillwater Drainage Professional Review and Guide

"Several short two-day hikes or a longer five-day trip in the High Uintas. Cirques and massive peaks ring the upper basins, and there is good fishing on Stillwater Fork.

The Stillwater drainage of the Bear River offers three destinations: West Basin, with Kermsuh Lake; Middle Basin, with McPheters and Ryder Lakes; and Amethyst Basin, containing Amethyst and Ostler Lakes. Each has incredibly beautiful alpine scenery of high rock walls, pockets of spruce, scattered ponds, and wet meadows. Good fishing exists throughout the three basins, and water is abundant."

Stillwater Drainage Reviews

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Trail is really well maintained and easy as long as you stay in valley. WE went into Amethyst Lake Basin. The trail gets steep for about 1 mile. Beautiful basin, lots of lakes and pretty good fishing.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hikes up to a five-day trip
Late spring through fall
8,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,600 feet
Top Elevation
Evanston Ranger District, Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Hayden Peak, USGS Christmas Meadows, Northeastern Utah Multipurpose Map, High Uintas Wilderness Map
Local Maps

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Jul 2018