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The Best Backpacking in Wasatch County

Looking for the best backpacking in Wasatch County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Wasatch County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Wasatch County

  • Hanna, Utah

    Grandaddy Lake via Grandview Trail

    7.27 mi / 1129 ft gain
    Grandaddy Lake via Grandview Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Hanna, Utah.
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  • Hanna, Utah

    Explore Grandaddy Basin

    5.0
    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 fantastic area to explore and camp. Elevation in the ...
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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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  • 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

    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

    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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  • Springville, Utah

    Packard Canyon to Left Fork Maple Canyon

    16 mi / 2999 ft gain
    Packard Canyon to Left Fork Maple Canyon is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Springville, Utah.
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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

    Cuberant Lakes Trail

    6.35 mi / 912 ft gain
    Cuberant Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Hanna, Utah.
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  • Evanston, Utah

    Mount Agassiz Loop

    10.24 mi / 3058 ft gain
    Mount Agassiz Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Oakley, Utah.
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  • Evanston, Utah

    Backpack Naturalist Basin and Summit Mount Agassiz

    4.0
    15 mi / 3700 ft gain
    Naturist Basin is a beautiful area in the High Uintas Wilderness with an abundance of mountains, lakes, meadows, and wildlife.  It is best hiked July-September. To get to the trailhead, drive up the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway until you reach the Highline Trailhead Campground, about 3 miles past Mi...
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  • Oakley, Utah

    Backpack to Cutthroat Lake

    4 mi / 280 ft gain
    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 the hike much easier.  The distance depends on the r...
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  • Oakley, Utah

    Scale the Cliffs at Ruth Lake

    4.8
    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 an eye out to your left and soon you'll see the cl...
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