This lofty and challenging trail takes you completely across the High Uintas Wilderness in about 70 miles with eight passes. The entire section within the wilderness stays above 10,000 feet and much of the path lies above 11,000 feet. At 12,600 feet, Anderson Pass is the high point; Rock Creek crosses the lowest. Connecting trails allow for shorter and loop hikes, but a through trip on the Uinta Highline has a lot of appeal. The western trailhead is on the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (UT 150) at Hayden Pass, 34.2 miles east of Kamas. Chepeta Lake is the most popular of the eastern trailheads. Another 21.5 miles are tacked on continuing through Leidy Peak trailhead; this eastern section receives much less use, can be difficult to navigate, and is less spectacular, but hikers are drawn to the quiet route.

 
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Address:
Uinta Mountains
Wasatch-Cache National Forest, 8236 Federal Bldg., 125 S. State St.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84138
Parking: Summer


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