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black Uinta Highline Trail

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78.3 mile 126.1 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 12,709' 3,874 m
Descent: -13,297' -4,053 m
High: 12,644' 3,854 m
Low: 9,890' 3,015 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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One of the country's greatest alpine tracks that stays above 10,000 ft for almost the entire length.

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Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

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This amazingly remote hike takes adventurers through the heart of the High Uinta Wilderness. There are amazing views, peak climbing opportunities, wildlife, fishing, lakes—this one has it all! Begin at the Leidy Peak Trailhead (or for a shorter route begin at Chepeta Lake Trailhead). Follow the Highline Trail as it weaves over passes and aside lakes, often following dispersed cairns across meadows, tundra, and talus slopes.

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Aug 29, 2018
Sean Cochran
Here for work
Jul 30, 2018
David Oviatt
Jul 13, 2018
Brian Rishel
78.3mi
Jun 28, 2018
Kelly Koch
Aug 9, 2017
Adam Johnson
TH 191
Jul 22, 2017
Marc Gephart
Great backpacking trip with VentureOUT 16mi
Jul 1, 2017
Jimmy Haugen
Jan 22, 2017
Adam Parker
Alternate version...Whiterocks trailhead to Highline trailhead 72.1mi

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