West Fork Blacks Fork

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The West Fork of the Blacks Fork River flows into the Uinta Wasatch-Cache National Forest from Wyoming. The river carves its way along FR 063 before entering the High Uinta Wilderness. The trail provides beautiful views from its start near Lyman Lake to its end at the Bear River-Smith Fork backcountry trailhead. The road is just windy and bumpy enough to dissuade those with trailers from seeking out the dispersed campsites. The area is prone to heavy rainfall, causing large puddles and muddy ruts, so be warned. There is also a river crossing. Although rated as Easy, this trail is best for vehicles with good clearance. If the road is wet, 4WD could be needed. Stop by the National Forest kiosks and purchase your recreation pass. A 3-Day pass is only $6 and helps support the management agency's work in the Uinta Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Check for seasonal closures! This area is accessed via the Mirror Highway, which has gates that are closed in the winter due to high snow accumulation. The state does not run plows north of Soapstone Basin on the highway all the way to nearly Wyoming.