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The Uinta Mountains are an east-west trending chain of mountains in northeastern Utah extending slightly into southern Wyoming in the United States. As a subrange of the Rocky Mountains, they are unusual for being the highest range in the contiguous United States running east to west, and lie approximately 100 miles (160 km) east of Salt Lake City. The range has peaks ranging from 11,000–13,528 feet (3,353–4,123 m), with the highest point being Kings Peak, also the highest point in Utah. The Mirror Lake Highway crosses the western half of the Uintas on its way to Wyoming.


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What you will be up to


Welcome to Utah!  Today your guides will meet you at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City at 1pm.  Once we have everyone, we will depart for our Basecamp in the Uinta Mountains, roughly 1.5 hours from Salt Lake City.  Upon arrival at camp, your guides will provide you with a camp tour, overview of the itinerary and conduct an orientation meeting.  After the orientation meeting, your guides will prepare a delicious dinner for you, while you are packing for the following days.  Enjoy the campfire before heading to your tents for a good night sleep.
Included: Dinner


This morning after a hearty breakfast, we will pack up camp and depart to the trail head at Baldy Mountain.  Our hike will be roughly 2.5 miles on a rolling trail from 10,800 ft to 10,300ft.  Our first night’s camp will be on the banks of a beautiful alpine lake.  After your guides help set up the camp, you will have free time to wonder around the lake or enjoy the campfire until your delicious backcountry dinner is served.  Your guides will provide the plan for the following day.
Included: All meals


This morning you will wake up in a pristine mountain environment.  Coffee is our top priority and will be served to you in your tent.  Your guides will continue to cook a hot breakfast while you pack up your sleeping bag and personal items.  This morning the guides will show you how to read a map and use a compass, also providing everyone with some natural interpretation of the Uinta mountains.  Today’s hike will take us to ‘the Notch’ and a chain of alpine lakes. We will hike around 4.2 miles, however it’s our biggest elevation gain and loss day.  We’ll be losing about 800 ft. in the morning, connecting up with another trail and gaining back 1,000ft. Upon arrival at camp, your guides will help you set up your tents and then proceed to cook you a delicious backcountry dinner.  The guides will deliver the plan for the following day before heading to bed.
Included: All meals


We will wake up this morning to a beautiful wilderness setting.  Your guides will deliver you coffee, while continuing to cook a hearty and delicious breakfast.  Today’s hike will be done off-trail and we will use our map and compass skills to navigate.  This day we will travel roughly 3.2 miles through some amazing and remote terrain and without any significant elevation gain or loss. We will continue hiking until we reach our camp at Lost lake.  Our guides will build a campfire, cook dinner and make sure everything is taken care of while at camp.
Included: All meals


This morning we will wake up with coffee and breakfast, pack up camp and begin our hike out of the mountains. This day will entail 3 miles of hiking mostly downhill to the trailhead. Once we reach our transportation, we will de-issue gear and then drive to the town of Kamas (~35mins) After lunch we will drive back to Salt Lake City and drop folks back off at the Little America Hotel and should arrive no later than 3pm.  We hope you have had a wonderful trip and thank you for choosing to adventure with Mountains By Nature!
Included: Breakfast & lunch

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USA 303-261 8896

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Dates & Prices

Dates Duration
Sunday 1 August 2021 - Thursday 5 August 2021 5 days $1300 £1100 €1200
Saturday 7 August 2021 - Wednesday 11 August 2021 5 days $1300 £1100 €1200


We suggest arranging your flights directly into Salt Lake City (airport code SLC). You can schedule your arrival at anytime on day 1 of the itinerary prior to 3pm. We are always happy to advise on flights. Please call our office for advice. Why not use your frequent flyer miles for your adventure, if you have them? We also suggest checking on for good deals.  Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED to run by our office.
We have price and departure information about the following trips in USA (hiking prices only – flights not included).

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