Top Adventures in Evanston

  • Camping and Skiing at Lily Lake

    When driving to the trailhead you must go through Evanston Wyoming to get there. The trailhead is located near the Bear River Lodge off the Mirror Lake Highway (UT 150).The Lily Lake area in the Uintas is full of snowy landscapes waiting to be exp...

  • Backpack Mount Beulah via East Fork of the Bear River Trailhead

    Getting thereThis trip could be crammed into a really long day or even two days, but give yourself three days to really enjoy the area and not be too pressed for time.Your departure point is the East Fork of the Bear River Trailhead on the north s...

    18 miles 3423 ft gain

  • Camp at Christmas Meadows in the Uinta National Forest

    Just four miles from the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, this limited site campground is a great alternative to the larger, busier campgrounds at lower elevations. There are just 11 sites here, a few of which are first-come, first-serve. Amenities inclu...

  • Backpack Amethyst Basin

    Directions: The trail leaves from the Christmas Meadows Trailhead.From Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (US 150) turn on Christmas Meadows Rd. The campground and trailhead are around 3.5 miles down the road dirt road. The road is suitable for low clearanc...

    12 miles 1900 ft gain

  • Backpack to Ryder Lake

    Ryder Lake is accessed via the Stillwater Trail, beginning at the Christmas Meadows Trailhead off of Mirror Lake Highway. The trail heads due south from Christmas Meadows along the Stillwater River. It winds through lodgepole pine forests and skir...

    18 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike to Ostler Peak in the High Uintas

    Hiking Ostler Peak in the High Uintas Wilderness is a serious challenge for anyone. Typically, this hike is done over 2-3 days, with an overnight at the beautiful Ostler Lake. Strong hikers can do this hike in one day, however, as long as you are ...

    13.7 miles 3935 ft gain

  • Hike to Tokewanna Peak in the High Uintas

    Climbing all of Utah's 13ers is nota popular trend, yet. Most people seek out Colorado's 14ers for their summit height, but don't let Utah's 13ers be overshadowed by their neighbors to the East. Utah's 13ers are remote. The closest 13er to a road ...

    17 miles 4202 ft gain

  • Hike to Round, Sand, and Fish Lake in the Uinta Mountains

    The Dry Fork Trailhead at the end of Weber Canyon Rd is the starting point for the hike to Round, Sand, and Fish Lakes in the Uinta Mountains of Utah. In the early spring and summer, this trail can be wet due to snowmelt runoff, but by mid-summer,...

    9 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Backpack to Cutthroat Lake

    There isn't a trail to Cutthroat Lake so for a portion of the hike will be cross-country.  I highly recommend bringing a GPS but with intermediate route-finding skills you should be able to find your way.  We used the Gaia GPS app and this made th...

    4 miles 280 ft gain

  • Scale the Cliffs at Ruth Lake

    Getting There From Evanston, take the Mirror Lake Highway 150 about 42 miles to the Ruth Lake trailhead and follow the easy hike up from the highway; just look for the signs directing you to Ruth Lake. The Trail/The Climbs Once on the trail, keep ...

  • Hike to Ruth Lake in the High Uintas Wilderness

    The Uintas are a high elevation, pristine mountain wilderness located in Utah. This range receives over 400 inches of precipitation annually, and you can find water everywhere.  There are 400+ miles of streams, waterfalls, and more than 2,000 lake...

    2 miles 300 ft gain

  • Backpack to Dead Horse Lake

    Dead Horse Lake is a lightly trafficked and highly scenic route in the High Uintas Wilderness.  The trail is easy enough to do overnight but I recommend taking an extra day to explore the area around Dead Horse Lake.  From the trailhead you will h...

    21 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Evanston, Utah

      Stillwater (Ut)

      Overview Stillwater Campground is located 32 miles from Evanston, Wyoming, just off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway at an elevation of 8,500 feet. The confluence of the Stillwater Fork and Hayden Fork...

    • Evanston, Utah

      Christmas Meadows Campground

      Overview Christmas Meadows Campground is located just a few miles off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, 36 miles from Evanston, Wyoming. The byway cuts through the Uinta Mountains, which are known for ...

    • Hanna, Utah

      Mirror Lake

      Overview Mirror Lake Campground is located just off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway on the shores of its beautiful namesake lake at an elevation of 10,400 feet. The byway cuts through the Uinta Mounta...

    • Hanna, Utah

      Moosehorn

      Overview Moosehorn Campground is located just off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway on the shores of Moosehorn Lake at an elevation of 10,400 feet. The byway cuts through the Uinta Mountains, which are ...

    • Kamas, Utah

      Lost Creek Campground

      Overview Lost Creek Campground is located just off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway on the shores of Lost Lake at an elevation of 9,900 feet. The byway cuts through the Uinta Mountains, which are known...

    • Kamas, Utah

      Trial Lake Campground

      Overview Trial Lake Campground is located just off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway on the shores of Trial Lake at an elevation of 9,500 feet. The byway cuts through the Uinta Mountains, which are know...

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