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Summit County, Utah

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  • Provo, Utah

    Hike to the Summit of Buckley Mountain

    4.0
    18 mi / 5000 ft gain
    There are a few ways to get to the top of Buckley, but the funnest (and most strenuous) way to get up to Buckley is taking the trail up Slate Canyon. Slate Canyon has a parking lot and bathroom located at the base of the trail, and the trailhead is about ten minutes from the Provo Center Street e...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Hike to Island Lake

    5.0
    9 mi / 1000 ft gain
    There are many lakes in this area, but Island Lake is the only one with epic cliff jumping. You can camp anywhere around the lake and campfires are permitted.The cliff is best to jump off mid summer when the water is the warmest, but it's always pretty cold. The cliffs are about 30-50 feet tall. ...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Backpack to Island Lake

    5.0
    6 mi / 1000 ft gain
    You begin at the Crystal Lake trailhead off of the Mirror Lake Highway. On the way to Island Lake you pass several other lakes including, Crystal Lake and Long Lake. The hike is not too hard but there are several switchbacks at the end to get you up above the ridge where the lake is located. It ...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Duck Lake to Marjorie Lake Loop in the Uintas

    8.4 mi / 850 ft gain
    The trail to Duck Lake in the Uinta Mountains starts at the Crystal Lake Trailhead  and is a popular starting off point for many trails like Cliff Lake, so the parking lot fills up quickly.  Starting off, follow the signs for Long Lake. At about 1.3 miles you'll come to a junction. Follow the si...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Ibantik Lake via Crystal Lake Trailhead

    5.0
    3.96 mi / 646 ft gain
    From the Crystal Lake trailhead, follow the trail 1.1 miles north to Wall Lake. Here, you'll come to a junction with the trail from Trail Lake; take the left trail heading north to Notch Mountain, and Ibantik Lake is a mere .6 miles northeast, nestled next to Notch Peak. At Ibantik Lake, you'll ...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Hike to Weir Lake

    5 mi / 800 ft gain
    Weir Lake is one of many mountain lakes located in the High Uintas near Kamas, Utah. The trail can be accessed off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway about 33 miles east of Kamas and starts at the Crystal Lake Trailhead. There is a parking lot near the start of the trailhead, but expect it to be fairly...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Camp and Climb at Cliff Lake

    4.3 mi
    Cliff Lake can be located from the Crystal Lake Trailhead. The exact location is pinned, but you get there driving from Kamas. From Kamas take the Mirror Lake Highway and take the exit for Trial Lake Campground, the turn north to the Crystal Lakes Trailhead. There is a parking lot with bathrooms ...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Camp at Fire Lake

    The hike to Fire Lake starts at the Crystal Lake Trailhead just off the Mirror Lake Highway in the Uinta mountains. The main trailhead parking lot fills up quickly on weekends since it serves multiple trail options. If it’s full, no need to worry, there is an overflow lot down the road.  The trai...
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  • Herriman, Utah

    Hike to Kennecott Copper Mine

    5.0
    4 mi
    From Salt Lake City go on UT-201W, then take Bacchus Highway all the way until the intersection with Butterfield Canyon Road. This is where you can park your car and follow the dirt road for roughly 2 miles until you come to a fork. One road from the fork leads to Middle Canyon and the other to t...
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  • Wasatch County, Utah

    Hike Little Deer Creek to Cataract Gorge

    4.0
    4 mi
    Little Deer Creek Canyon can be accessed from the Emerald Lake Highway (150) in the Uinta National Forest east of Kamas, Utah. Turn right onto Murdoch Basin Road (Forest Service Road 137) until it splits off to the road to Cataract Gorge (Forest Service Road 027). It is recommended you park her...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Photograph Bald Mountain in Utah

    Bald Mountain is a 12,000' peak in the Uintas, and of the most popular hikes in the Uinta Mountains of Utah. If you're looking for more details on the hike, check out the adventure Hike Bald Mountain in the Uintas. Not only is it incredible to photograph from the top, with panoramic views of doze...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Backpack to Notch Lake

    5.0
    4.6 mi / -600 ft gain
    The hike to Notch Lake begins at the Bald Mountain trailhead. You'll need to display a recreation pass in your vehicle to park at the trailhead. You can purchase a pass for $6 at the fee station entering the forest boundary (east of Kamas) or at the Forest Service office right in Kamas. Take the ...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Hike Bald Mountain in the Uintas

    4.5
    4 mi / 1250 ft gain
    Bald Mountain is one of the most popular hikes in the Uintas, so get an early start if you want to beat the crowds. Those willing to hike in before dawn will be rewarded with an unforgettable sunrise at the summit. I HIGHLY recommend this as a sunrise hike. The trail starts out with steep switchb...
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  • Hanna, Utah

    Camp at Pyramid Lake in Murdock Basin of Utah's Uinta Mountains

    Grab a fishing pole, hammock, or book. Pyramid Lake is the perfect setting to kick back and relax in Murdock Basin of Utah's Uinta Mountains! Pyramid Lake is at an elevation of 9,700 feet with a 1,000-foot tall mountain directly to the west of the lake. Due to this steep face butting up to the e...
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  • Hanna, Utah

    Hike to Cuberant Lake

    6 mi / 1066 ft gain
    The hike to Cuberant Lake is 3-miles with a couple of steeper sections, but for the most part, it is a flat hike. From the Pass Lake Trailhead, you will head west on the Lofty Lake Loop Trail. On this part of the trail, you pass through meadows with Bald and Reid Peaks in the background, which is...
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  • Hanna, Utah

    Hike the Lofty Lake Loop Trail

    4.5
    4.2 mi / 935 ft gain
    Lofty Lake Loop Trail is located in the High Uintas near Kamas, Utah. The trail can be found right off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway about 32 miles east of Kamas and starts at the Pass Lake Trailhead.  This is a fairly mellow trail with some areas of good elevation gain, enough to get your heart w...
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