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“Long haul, well worth it!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of High Uintas Wilderness Area

Ranked #617 of 1,019 things to do in Utah
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Owner description: This area includes ten 13,000 foot peaks, with one being the state's highest mountain.
Ephraim, Utah
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“Long haul, well worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

Hiked to the top of Kings Peak, starting at the Henry Fork Trailhead. 30 miles roundtrip, totally worn out, but well worth the effort! Amazing scenery, and peaceful (if you ignore the Boy Scouts) surroundings!

Visited August 2012
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“Uintas and Ericson Lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2003

The Uintas are unique in lots of ways. I have been in many mountain ranges and few have supplied the remoteness and break from civilization as the Uintas have. Even if you take the 1hr 30min drive from Salt Lake City to Mirror lake, Trail lake, Moosehead lake, or Butterfly lake(all within minutes of each other) you will see vast tracks of untouched pine forest, and towering 12-13'000 ft peaks in all directions. One of my favorite places to hike to is the upper and lower Ericson lakes. This is about a five mile hike that should not be done before the middle of June(during a regular snow yr). The last time I hiked was during a memorial day weekend and thier was still 4ft of snow on the trail. It is a beautiful hike that starts at about 6,000 ft and takes 10,000 feet at the lake(11,000 at its highest point). If you hike during the early summer months thier is ample water from springs, and also towering pines. If you hike it in late summer Aug/Sept you will catch the trees changing colors. To top it off lower Ericson is a good Fly fishing lake( Upper ericson is mainly snow runnoff no fish). This is a hike that should not be done if you are not a expierenced at it the last 2 miles has no visible trail, and is hiked by markings.

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