Bald Mountain

photo: Overlook from trail in the basin. Photo by Allen Phelps. Type: Backcountry
Length: 1.22 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Dogs - Mushing
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: rural, In the Uinta National Forest, 20 mi. NE of Provo.
States: Utah
Counties: Summit
Latitude: 40.689189   Longitude: -110.904039

Trailhead to north of Bald Mt. Pass picnic site, 29 miles east of Kamas on Mirror Lake Hwy. (U-150).

Description

Great hike for people with limited time but want good view of High Uintas. Climbs steadily to summit of Bald Mountain over rocky terrain. Spur to Weber River/lake. Number of lakes nearby so good for day, overnight and weekend trips.

* High elevation trail
* Good views of Mirror Lake, other lakes and High Uintas peaks.
* Late snow drifts can be challenge.
* Beware - dangerous lightning
* Chance of seeing mountain goats
* Other trails, lakes, developed camping in area

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 10,800
Elevation High Point: 11,943
Year Designated: 1979

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
USFS Wasatch-Cache National Forest Kamas RD
Kamas Ranger District
50 East Center Street PO Box 68
Kamas , UT 84036
(435) 783-4338
http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/wcnf/

 

Photos

Flora near trailhead. Photo by Sherrae Phelps.

Flora near trailhead. Photo by Sherrae Phelps.

 Photo by Sherrae Phelps.

Photo by Sherrae Phelps.

 

 Photo by Sherrae Phelps.

Photo by Sherrae Phelps.

A glimpse of small and simple beauty along the hike. Photo by Allen Phelps.

A glimpse of small and simple beauty along the hike. Photo by Allen Phelps.

 

Looking to unknown peak from trail. Photo by Allen Phelps.

Looking to unknown peak from trail. Photo by Allen Phelps.

Overlook from trail in the basin. Photo by Allen Phelps.

Overlook from trail in the basin. Photo by Allen Phelps.

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