- Along Highway 150 about 32 miles northeast of Kamas
- 5 miles oneway
- Elevation Change:
- 1300 feet
- June to October
DescriptionThe East Fork Duchesne Trail is a good choice for entering the Pinto Lake and Granddaddy Basin areas. Use is light. Note that the trail climbs 800 feet in about 2 1/2 miles to the junction where a branch trail takes off to the right and climbs to the Pinto-Governor Dern Lakes area. This trail, the Skinner Cutoff Trail, climbs steeply for about 1/2 mile then levels off as you approach Pinto Lake, which is about 1 1/2 miles from the trail junction..Staying on the East Fork of the Duchesne Trail, you will pass another trail, Pinto Lake-East Fork Trail, in about 1 mile, leading off to the right going back into Pinto Lake, about 1 1/2 miles away. Continuing farther up the East Fork, you reach the Highline Trail in about 2 miles. At the Highline junction you will be 1 1/2 miles from the Naturalist Basin turnoff and 7 miles from the Mirror Lake Trailhead. Turning to the right on the Highline Trail leads to Rocky Sea Pass, the gateway to the entire Wilderness lying to the east. .
Up to 7 miles oneway if you take the other fork.