High Uintas car camping suggestions?

barnemb

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Hello,
I've looked through some previous threads about this subject, but i figured i'd ask anyways to see if anyone had some new suggestions.

Planning on heading up to the High Uintas on a Thursday sometime soon for some car camping with my lady and the dog and I'm hoping someone can offer some suggestions for where to go. We were spoiled by the Gros Ventre in WY and i'm looking "optimistically" for a place similar to that. I have 4x4 truck and i don't mind traveling a little off the beaten path.

Perfect place:

1. Somewhere beautiful we can camp with fire (no established campgrounds please)
2. Close to some cool places to hike.
3. Not a lot of people or bugs would be great!
4. Close to some water to fish/swim would be clutch as well.

I know this is really specific and probably unrealistic but any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm planning on asking a VERY BIG question if that helps explain why i'm trying to make this perfect. Thank you in advance!
 

SirDonB

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This would be better served in the General Disscussion section... being from out East, I can not answer any of your questions or give advice on this particular subject.
 

barnemb

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Maybe check out East Fork Blacks Fork. It's not too far away and it has some nice campsites towards the end of the road. That's where I car camped when I flew back to Utah last month. West Fork Blacks Fork might also be a good choice.
Thanks Aldaron. We definitely want to do some day hiking, just be nice to camp somewhere near the truck so i can bring a cooler and the hell with hauling that bad boy around. Do you have any thoughts on car camping spots near Wall Lake/Crystal Lake TH, Echo Lake/Hoover Lake, Alexander Lake, North Slope Rd? Those are some of the other suggestions i've gotten. I have a decent topo map, but obviously that only goes so far.
 

Aldaron

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You're probably not going to get anything close to solitude anywhere near Mirror Lake Highway, which is where all those lake are that you listed. And the Blacks Forks are off the North Slope road. I know those links I posted were for backpack trips, but there's plenty of car camping along the roads out to those trailheads. And near those trailheads are some really pretty car camp spots.
 

barnemb

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That would make sense. Not to mention those links had some pretty amazing shots. Thanks for the heads up. This will require some further research on my part. Thanks again!
 
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