Since the Uintas are home to almost 2,000 lakes they are also home to a gazillion mosquitoes, so don’t forget the insect repellant. for this route is easy. On my first trip up to Bald Mountain, I was in front and had just made it to the false summit at the exact same moment a mountain goat did. If you’re coming from the south (Las Vegas), take Interstate 80 to Orem 800 North (Exit 272) Take the off-ramp and head east on 800 North for 3.5 miles to the mouth of Provo Canyon. Bald Mountain (Uinta Range), Heber City, Utah. To get there, cross the meadow as described above, but just before you reach the far side, turn southeast into the evergreen trees and contour up along the bottom of Hayden’s lower cliffs and a small, cliff-strewn sub ridge that lies on the Summit County/Duchesne County line. I’m looking forward to this summer when I can take my famiy on this hike. Timpanogos. While they always maintained their distance they were also curious and would watch us intently. Bald Mountain offers excellent views of the dozens of lakes that are found in the Uintas, and can be combined with Reids Peak to the north or Murdock Mountain to the south for a solid day hike. This review is about the Dean Lake accessed located near Notch Mountain and accessed from the Bald Mountain Trailhead. // end hiding ---> Bald is probably the most climbed peak in the Uintas. Bald Mountain Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Less than 3.5 miles RT, the peak has 360 views of lakes & peaks. With the signed trailhead at the Mirror Lake Highway highpoint, the easy access even tempts the tourists passing through. [ Homepage // end hiding ---> Perhaps the biggest obstacle to overcome on this hike will be the altitude. Season to hike – Mid June to late September, depending on the snowfall Hiking Bald Mountain in the High Uintas. Distance – 3 miles roundtrip Stay on US-189 for 21.5 miles. By the time you return to your car after hiking Bald Mountain, you will have just reached the top of a nearly 12,000 foot peak after just completing three miles of hiking. Standing at 11,943 feet above sea level, Bald Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the western Uinta Mountains. access this trailhead. Adam is currently a Scoutmaster in the Boy Scout of America, and is an Eagle Scout. See how tall it is. Because of the lightening that often attacks this summit it is highly advised that you avoid this hike during stormy weather. The view really begin to open up at this point to the west. Turn left at the one main stoplight/stop sign. © Copyright dangerous during Spring and early Summer (before July 15th) because portions of the trail This is a great family hike, I hadn't seen so many young kids hiking a mountain trail in a long time. As the founder of, his goal is to educate others on the joys of hiking. Bald Mountain is a peak in the western Uinta Mountain Range.