For most of human history, we lived in wild places. Maps for this trail are remarkably straightforward. 1 trek across Utah's Uinta Highline Trail & a new exciting documentary sharing it all The Unita Highline Trail itself. Our cast and crew were composed of … Another side trip is the route along the Highline Trail, out of the east side of the head basin, over to the East Fork Blacks Fork. Uinta Highline Trail shuttle/food drop Providing timely, courteous pick up and drop off at Hayden Pass (western terminus for E-W hike), McKee Draw (eastern terminus for W-E hike), or Leidy Peak. Uinta Highline Trail RECOMMENDED ROUTE. Viewers will experience the adventures and challenges along the way. Thanks, ~01 The Uinta mountain range in Utah is one of the few ranges in North America that runs east to west. This trailhead is located at what I'd consider to be the "true" eastern end of the classic High Uintas. Sometimes I’d spot a tent far off on the horizon or down in … I can't seem to find their website but you can reach them at thegratefulbliss@gmail.com. The trail crosses multiple forest districts and is home to hundreds of different plant and animal species. The Highline Trail. Amanda is the contact. It's a nice feeling to have something. The trail largely follows the ridgeline and offers great views of the valleys. As with previous ... And yes, at this time you need to hitch/bus it. Our cast and crew … After researching many options we decided that Uinta Highline Trail would be a great option. 14 miles (35.5 km) in, the trail climbs above 10,000 feet (3,048 m) and stays above that elevation for the next 82 miles (132 km) with only a few brief drops barely below.Four mountain passes exceed 12,000 feet (3,657 m). I am planning on hiking the Uinta Highline Trail on July 13, 2019 - Sunday, July 21th, 2019 with 3 other friends! 5 friends. They're not a big problem up high. The grizzly has expanded its habitat in recent years, even being seen in the southern part of the Wind River Range. :), As of July 1st, 2020 the Wilkins Shuttles site says: "Due to circumstances beyond our control and health issues, we have no choice but to close our doors completely". I've normally found a little bit of water running across the trail in the Leidy Peak area, but it's not reliable. Whether you're from Utah or elsewhere, you're likely going to be coming from Salt Lake City. If you're starting at US 191, there's a long (20-mile) before you get to Leidy Peak. Gabbro Pass (11,700'): nothing particularly complicated, although snow cornices can hang around for an uncomfortably long time on the eastern side. The stretches between passing other hikers ranged between 10 hours to entire days. Because of COVID, they were not running any shuttles. It is one of the most memorable hikes I've ever done. Among the adventures at the top of my bucket list has been the Uinta Highline Trail. Trail is very muddy for the first 1/2 mile south of the Highline Trail early in the season and following summer storms. This is the longest car shuttle of the three options. You can also print DIY maps using Caltopo. The dirt access road is fairly good. The Uinta Highline Trail is a beautiful and worthwhile adventure, however it's much more rugged and remote than trails like the John Muir Trail. I always try and get a hitch/shuttle/ride on the front end whenever possible, so I can get that logistical worry out of the way, and so I don't smell as disgusting when someone else is giving me a ride in their car. Call it mid-July through mid-September. It's home to all 14 of Utah's thirteeners (peaks in excess of 13,000'). ... Overlooking one of many alpine lakes situated around the Highline Trail. Posted on September 25, 2018 Leave a comment on Uinta Highline Trail Day 1 Intricate, jazzy soul music played as my friend, Kam, drove me through the Utah desert into the low Uintas. ... From maps, to gear, to insider knowledge, we hope to share everything you will need to make your visit to the Highline Trail … Vernal UT is a small town so the shuttle services come and go from season to season. Misc. I asked and they will provide USB chargers in the bus. The Highline is one of Glacier’s legendary hikes along the Continental Divide. North Pole Pass (12,200'): This one may hit you like a ton of bricks. As with previous documentaries, I found the cinematography exquisite. El sendero ofrece una serie de opciones de actividades y es mejor utilizado de junio hasta octubre. They quotes me a shuttle from the western terminus to the easter for $300. I'm from out of state. The trail spans over 100 miles and includes over 16,000 feet of elevation gain. The trail runs 104 miles east to west, which I’d love to crank out in 5–6 days (17–21 miles per day, which is what I averaged on the JMT). Admittedly, I let Shay take over most of the planning as I had a fairly full schedule in the days prior to the hike. Dogs are also able to use this trail. The "true" trailhead on Highway 191 (105 miles). Our team has spent a significant amount of their lives in the High Uinta Wilderness of northeastern Utah. I came across a flyer posted on a tree at the top of Lambert Meadow for a Erik Robertson. There is a trail junction atop the pass - the East Fork Blacks Fork trail runs parallel to the ridge and joins the Highline trail from the East. Are there any current shuttle options through companies? Rocky Sea Pass (11,300): The last pass on the trail. If you did Dead Horse, Rocky Sea won't be a problem. Particularly in the height of summer, the Uintas experience a consistent afternoon thunderstorm pattern. A few friends and I recently finished a thru-hike of the Uinta Highline Trail in northern Utah's Uinta mountains, so I wanted to throw a quick trip-report up here to combat the dearth of detailed info about this hike or the region more generally.. Uinta PeakBaggers has 772 members. I don't know anybody who's seen one above 10k in the Uintas - and the UHT is above 10k for its entire length. 10 days. Highline Trail es un sendero de punto a punto de 101.6 millas con tráfico pesado localizado cerca de Kamas, Utah. Los perros también pueden usar este sendero. Below are a few recommendations: It's gnarly, no two ways about it. This trailhead makes for the shortest hike. Trail contacts: Ashley National Forest; Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Anywhere from 70-105 miles, depending on your choice of eastern trailhead (more on that below). Planning on spending a week mid-August backpacking the Uinta Highline Trail and hoping to connect with anyone who might be out that way hiking or willing to shuttle (for a reasonable fee). It's more common to hike westbound, for a couple of reasons: The west end of the Highline is a more spectacular than the east end. Begin at the Leidy Peak Trailhead (or for a shorter route begin at Chepeta Lake Trailhead). From there we headed south to the Uintas and the Highline trail trailhead to drop off a car. Uinta Highline Trail – As Good as It Gets in 100 Miles A brief overview of the UHT The Uinta Highline Trail is a high elevation hiking path through the Uinta range in Northern Utah These mountains are the only range to run east to west in the country, making for a unique geologic experience. Views of every kind—distant horizons, nearby wildlife, isolated lake basins—are better on ridgeline hikes. In a high snow year, it may not be doable, without an ice axe at least, until August. This site is dedicated to helping travelers prepare for and execute a successful trip on the Highline Trail. This is one of the few itineraries where the TCT isn’t hiked in sequential order. One trek across Utah's Uinta Highline Trail. After Leidy Peak, it crosses just one dirt road - at Chepeta Dam - and that road has zero traffic. ... For those hikers who are coming from out-of-state or who don't have somebody to shuttle them, it's possible to self-shuttle using a mixture of hitchhiking, Utah Transit Authority buses, and free Summit County buses. I get very anxious about tech charging in the wilderness and want to … 7. That often means you'll hide in your tent for a couple hours while it storms like the dickens outside. The Highline was a great ~80 mile hike that requires some logistical planning but is possible to do from the Salt Lake City area without a car. Perhaps the most famous trail in Glacier NP is the Highline Trail and rightly so. 10 days. Be prepared for a few slow/frustrating miles. In most years, that's around mid-July. Sofia Jeremias, Deseret News. Perhaps in a few years, grizzlies will return to the Uintas. The previous night entailed 8 hours of driving to shuttle my car to the end of Forest Road 43 in the middle of nowhere. This trailhead makes for the longest hike and easiest logistics, but the first 15-20 miles are mostly a forest walk, and don't really fit the high alpine theme of the rest of the route. For each of us, our first experience on the trail was unbelievable! Just curious if anyone in SLC area would be interested in hiking West - East around the same time and swapping cars for the shuttle? The west side looks intimidatingly steep, but there's a fairly good trail down. And the king of the hill is the Highline Trail, which runs 78 east-west miles through the 456,705-acre High Uintas Wilderness of northeast Utah.The often-bouldery track crosses nine major passes and seldom dips below 10,500 feet. It doesn't really matter all that much. Follow the Highline Trail as it weaves over passes and aside lakes, often following dispersed cairns across meadows, tundra, and talus slopes. 1 trek across Utah's Uinta Highline Trail & a new exciting documentary sharing it all ... -up time to accommodate your schedule best -Rent vehicle from SLC airport or turo.com -Park at either trailhead and our shuttle will transport your group to the opposite trailhead (3.5 hours drive) That way you don't have to haul water up from Painter Basin. The travel is slow, rocky and frustrating at times, but jawdropping. A trail goes from Daynes Lake in the Four Lakes Basin area southwest for 2 miles through timber to connect with the Grandaddy Basin Trail network near Rainbow Lake. I suppose you could arrange for a friend to meet you on that dirt road with some food, but to be honest, most hikers just carry all their food with them. Yippee! Lots of off-trail alternates are possible through here, including along ridgetops. Those from out of state will have a bit harder time. After researching many options we decided that Uinta Highline Trail would be a great option. There is a variant here, which is to walk all the way back to Logan Pass via the Highline and Granite Park Chalet. You want to head north, then southwest, into West Fork Blacks Fork drainage. Tungsten Pass (11,400'): A total joke - hardly worth being called a pass at all. I am a complete fishing novice and even I can catch a few. by RockLobster » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:29 pm . Primary Menu. The UHT parallels the crest of the Uintas through mostly alpine terrain. My heart pounded as the unknown shape morphed into three female elk that bolted––one l… by RockLobster » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:29 pm . We have developed a love for this region that can't be described in words. Hayden Pass Trailhead (aka Highline Trailhead), on Mirror Lake Highway (UT 150). Remember, this trail is pretty remote and doesn't see a lot of people in most areas. One of the more notable trails is the Highline hiking trail which follows the range from Mirror Lake for 64 miles to an area Northeast of Vernal, Utah. July 31st - August 4th, 2012 the clan did a long walk across the Uinta Range. About 2.5 miles past Mirror Lake and just after passing from Duchesne County into Summit County, turn right (east) into the Highline Trail parking lot. Getting to the Uinta Highline Trail. There is a shuttle service that operates along the Going-to-the-Sun-Road, which you must catch. About the Uinta Highline Trail. He is now 2 days overdue. Official Eastern Terminus of the Uinta Highline Trail Few Highline Trail Hikers hike the section west of Chepeta Lake, but we decided to hike the entire trail as shuttle logistics were cheaper and easier starting at the eastern trailhead. Heavily used between July 24 and Labor Day. Designated Trail Highline Trail Wilderness Boundary Unpaved Road High Clearance Road TH WARNING: Do not use this map for wilderness travel. The dirt access road is fairly rough, although doable for most passenger cars with a little care. In basic terms, the popular Highline Trail parallels the Uinta Crest, staying almost entirely on the south side. You’re heading east, to Logan Pass. The Uinta Highline Trail is a beautiful and worthwhile adventure, however it's much more rugged and remote than trails like the John Muir Trail. Parking your car at the west end and getting shuttled to the east end, before your hike begins, allows you to save a little gas, and walk back to your car when you're done. A few friends and I recently finished a thru-hike of the Uinta Highline Trail in northern Utah's Uinta mountains, so I wanted to throw a quick trip-report up here to combat the dearth of detailed info about this hike or the region more generally.. Unless you're interested in getting charbroiled by a stray bolt of lightning, you'll probably want to be below treeline by noon each day. The Uinta Range, in northwestern Utah, is a sub-range of the Rocky Mountains. With Joe Valesko, Tom Flanigan, Ashley Braden, Benny Braden. Uinta Highlline Trail - Hikers/Shuttle Wanted! Amanda would be your contact. An attempt to do it last year with another friend fell through. We hiked the entire trail including the section east of Leidy Peak, unlike most people. Between the Highline Trailhead at Hayden Pass to East Park Reservoir on the Ashley National Forest, the trail stretches nearly 100 miles. The business name is Mountain Trails. The Uinta Highline Trail is the definition of solitude. Simply follow this. Posted on September 25, 2018 Leave a comment on Uinta Highline Trail Day 1 Intricate, jazzy soul music played as my friend, Kam, drove me through the Utah desert into the low Uintas. Together they discover adventure and explore the history of the area. It only crosses to the north for one drainage – the West Fork of the Blacks Fork between Red Knob and Dead Horse Pass. They blinked. This page is intended to be a quick planning resource to address those questions. My first UHT hike was in an average snow year, and the north side of Dead Horse was still fairly snowbound as of the 4th of July. Five friends. Chipeta Dam trailhead (70 miles). The Highline is the main east-west trail traversing the High Uintas. I strolled along until I came to a hulking brown form blocking the path, where I stared at three pairs of eyes twenty feet ahead. Highline follows 5 hikers as they traverse a lesser known mountain range in Utah call the Uinta. The Highline was a great ~80 mile hike that requires some logistical planning but is possible to do from the Salt Lake City area without a car. It is a bit rocky in places, especially where horses have done damage to the trail. Porcupine Pass (12,200'): Gradual approach from the east, dropping off sharply on the west side. Resupply option at Chepeta Lake. Had a great experience with her transport. A beautiful and unique view can be found around each corner, and for us, that is something we want to share with you. Hikers travel all or part of 60 miles through classic alpine and subalpine Utah. Ridgetop alternates are not advised during July and August due to limited bailout opportunities and the likelihood of afternoon lightning storms. Planning on spending a week mid-August backpacking the Uinta Highline Trail and hoping to connect with anyone who might be out that way hiking or willing to shuttle (for a reasonable fee). Highline Trail in the Uinta Mountains of Utah I felt the desire to explore the Uintas in more detail after seeing this “highlight” reel of the wild places. Older literature may reference a service - Wilkins Bus Lines - that offered shuttles; however, Wilkins ceased operations in 2020. Evidently he was also hiking the highline trail a few days ahead of me and did not make it back as scheduled. The shuttle driver will meet us at our car at Hayden Pass drive take us the remaining 4½ hours to the Highline Trail junction at Chepeta Lake. About the Uinta Highline Trail. The Uinta Highline Trail is a world-class adventure and is becoming more popular every year. America the Beautiful passes are accepted. This may change in coming years though. Five friends embark on a ten-day journey on the incredible Uinta Highline Trail in northern Utah. Along those same lines, the trail can be quite intimidating, and at times can put travelers in unpredictable and deadly situations. My son and I just hiked the Uinta Highline trail in Utah one end to the other last month. In places, the trail disappears under your feet and merely becomes a route occasionally marked with cairns and the infrequent sign or post. Menu. Directed by Chris Smead. Most of the trail is above … 2 talking about this. We drove the rental car to the Hayden Pass Trailhead. It flows right across the trail. The north side of Dead Horse generally holds snow well into July. ... Day 0 (8/10) – drive up from Salt Lake City, park car at northern terminus (Glacier Trail trailhead), shuttle back to Bruce Bridge around dinner time, camp just a bit out from Bruce Bridge. Uinta Highline trail from highway 191 by IsRunnable » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:35 pm 7 Replies 10661 Views Last post by lcarreau Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:09 pm Zion - West Rim Trail in April by whiteroom17 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:13 pm 5 Replies 4869 Views Last post by erial I'm not certain when they shut down.Craig, Park City, UT. And the king of the hill is the Highline Trail, which runs 78 east-west miles through the 456,705-acre High Uintas Wilderness of northeast Utah.The often-bouldery track crosses nine major passes and seldom dips below 10,500 feet. You get even better views from the beginning of this trail than you can on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Finding the trailhead: Take Highway 150 (Mirror Lake Highway) east from Kamas into the Uinta Mountains. Mountain Trails is the business name. No word has been heard from him or of him. Each day’s distance is roughly 12-14 miles. Amblings and Ramblings in the American West, Excellent resource! The Uinta Highline Trail - A Guide Updated for the 2021 hiking season. Uinta Highline Trail 2012. Most people seem to attack this trail from Vernal, ... Getting back from the other end of the trail can be done with a shuttle from Wilkins Bus lines located in Vernal so call and talk to them if you can’t park a car at the terminus. The Safety Series Part 3: Decision Points, The Safety Series Part 2: The Mom Principle. Getting to the Uinta Highline Trail. There are over 545 miles of hiking trails in the Uinta National Forest. Comment: A week ago I was doing a log out contract for the forest service on high Uinta Highline Trail north west of Vernal, Utah Gabbro Pass west of Leidy Peak still is snowed in I suggest that hikers drop down and take Lakeshore Basin and pick up trail 0132 There is also a sign at Chepeta Lake Trail head that states Douglas pass is being worked on. There is a new business doing shuttles. His lime green, Honda Element fought through the gusts of wind as I sat there giddy with excitement. Don't forget to tag Kings Peak! Don't forget your a Utah. In places, the trail disappears under your feet and merely becomes a route occasionally marked with cairns and the infrequent sign or post. We have developed a love for this region that can't be described in words. The shuttle is not ideal, but it is at least a pretty drive for an amazing hike. 5 friends. Over the past few years, the Uinta Highline Trail has increased greatly in popularity. A decent trail most of the way. Allow an additional day for this trip. Perhaps the most famous trail in Glacier NP is the Highline Trail and rightly so. While you walked out on the Highline on Day 1, it is a completely different walk going the other way. It's one of only ranges in the United States that runs east-west, rather than north-south. Red Knob Pass (12,000'): A little confusing. Highline Trail is a 101.6 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. West of Leidy, you should find tons of water and shouldn't ever have to carry more than a liter or two. The Unita Highline Trail itself. The Uinta Highline Trail crosses most of the length of the Uinta Mountains, the only major east-west mountain range in the United States. The trail traverses the High Unitas Mountains through northeast Utah and also takes hikers out to state’s highest point, Kings Peak at 13,527′. If you park a vehicle on the west end, along Mirror Lake Highway, a self-service permit is required. From maps, to gear, to insider knowledge, we hope to share everything you will need to make your visit to the Highline Trail safe and enjoyable. Were taking the east to west 100-mile route. In general though, it's fairly straightforward walking - generally fairly flat, except for the passes. This spectacular route passes between Red Knob and 13,219-foot Mount Lovenia. Our team has spent a significant amount of their lives in the High Uinta Wilderness of northeastern Utah. For those hikers who are coming from out-of-state or who don't have somebody to shuttle them, it's possible to self-shuttle using a mixture of hitchhiking, Utah Transit Authority buses, and free Summit County buses. The Highline Trail in the Uinta Mountains is one of the best mountain trails in the state. The Uinta Highline Trail is one of the most stunning trails in all the world. The Uinta Highline Trail, in northeastern Utah, crosses over seven mountain passes. There are no practical opportunities to resupply along the UHT. Over time, we've gained knowledge about this area and we want to share it with anyone interested in hiking this trail so that they can have a safe and memorable trip. It is one of the most memorable hikes I've ever done. Just as we finished packing up, Clifton, our friendly shuttle driver arrived.
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