Top Adventures in Wasatch County

  • Backcountry Ski Mt. Watson in the Uinta Mountains

    Mt. Watson is a beauty. It is one of the tallest peaks directly outside of the High Uintas Wilderness area and has a stunning East face that is very steep and littered with cliff bands. Many people hike around Mt. Watson in the summer, when the Mi...

  • Explore Grandaddy Basin

    Grandaddy Lake is the largest lake in the High Unitas. While Grandaddy Lake can have plenty of hikers, there are over twenty lakes within a two-hour hike within the Grandaddy Basin. Most hikers don’t go beyond Grandaddy lake, making the area a fan...

  • Hike Riley's Canyon

    Aproximately two miles Southeast of Woodland, UT on Highway 35 you will come to a small turnout on the North side of the road. It is sufficient in size for a handful of vehicles to park, so that passengers can make their way into Riley's Canyon. F...

    5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Camp up Murdock Basin Road

    Murdock Basin Road is located about 22 miles up Mirror Lake Highway (UT-150) from Kamas, UT. After turning right onto Murdock Basin Rd, you'll cross a bridge over the Provo River and then it's onto the dirt road. Sites are scattered on the left an...

  • Hike Little Deer Creek to Cataract Gorge

    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 ...

    4 miles

  • Camp at Shallow Lake Meadow

    Located 1.5 hours from Salt Lake Cityand just 1 hour from Park City this mountain meadow is a great placeto take your next adventure! Getting there was a piece of cake, theroad is mainly paved then turns to lava...I mean gravel for the lastmile. A...

  • 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 th...

  • Backpack and Camp at Ibantik Lake

    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, nes...

    5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike to Weir Lake

    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 ...

    5 miles 800 ft gain

  • Camp and Climb at Cliff Lake

    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...

    4.3 miles

  • 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,...

  • Hike the Duck Lake to Marjorie Lake Loop in the Uintas

    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...

    8.4 miles 850 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Heber City, Utah

      Currant Creek

      Overview Currant Creek Campground sits next to Currant Creek Reservoir at an elevation of 8,000 feet. A wide variety of recreational activities awaits, including boating, fishing and hiking.Recreat...

    • Kamas, Utah

      Wolf Creek (Ut)

      Overview Wolf Creek Campground is located on the summit of scenic Wolf Creek Highway at an elevation of 9,400 feet. Visitors enjoy hiking Trail Hollow with its beautiful mountain views.Recreation T...

    • Wasatch County, Utah

      Mill Hollow

      Overview Mill Hollow Campground is located in the Uinta National Forest next to Mill Hollow Reservoir at an elevation of 8,800 feet. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing and hiking.Recreation Mill Holl...

    • Hanna, Utah

      Aspen (Ut)

      Overview Aspen Campground is nestled in the scenic North Fork Drainage just off Highway 35, about 13 miles from Tabiona, Utah.The North Fork Drainage lies on the southern slope of the beautiful Uin...

    • Hanna, Utah

      Hades

      Overview Hades Campground is nestled in the scenic North Fork Drainage off Highway 35, about 17 miles from Tabiona, Utah. The North Fork Drainage lies on the southern slope of the beautiful Uinta M...

    • Wallsburg, Utah

      Lodgepole At Heber

      Overview Lodgepole Campground is located in scenic Daniels Canyon just a short drive from Heber, Utah, and Strawberry Reservoir at an elevation of 7,800 feet. Campers enjoy fishing and hiking in th...

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