Quick Overnight Advice?


Mar 21, 2014
Hey guys,
Time seems to be crunched so far this summer for true backpacking, but I'd like to get away for one night for a short little backpacking trip. I was hoping the Uintas would be snow-free, but looks like that's not the case yet. Looking to do a hike of 5 or less miles one way to a meadow or by a lake to camp for a night. Preferably an undeveloped campsite, though if there's a nice hike to a developed campground, I'm up for that too. I've read up on Julie Andrews meadow and it seems like a nice option, but the trail also sounds like it gets a lot of use and doesn't sound super peaceful/might be hard to find a site. Is there another spot in the area that you'd recommend? Or a spot in a different area altogether? Willing to drive a little over an hour to get to the trailhead. We'd like to bring our dog, so that factors out some of the nice trails in BCC and LCC. Thanks in advance for your help!


Ready For More
Jul 23, 2013
I just took my daughter up Grove Creek to Chris Flat above Pleasant Grove. Really beautiful meadows up there that are really green right now. We had it all to ourselves for the night with only a couple of runners coming through in the morning. I think it gets a lot of traffic on the weekends though.

Edit: Added a pic for reference.

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Aug 9, 2007
There are lots of great trails in the lower Uintas that are ready now. Yellow Pine, Shingle Creek, North Fork Provo River, Christmas Meadows, or really anything that starts low. Christmas Meadows would be a great option right now and very scenic. The others are great too for camping along a river.


I ❤️ GYE
May 31, 2015
I'd need to double check to be completely sure there's no snow, but either of the Willow Lakes (North or South) in the Deseret Peak Wilderness out by Grantsville would meet your criteria. You'd definitely escape the crowds as well!
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