West Fork Blacks Fork Trail to Dead Horse Lake

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West Fork Blacks Fork Trail to Dead Horse Lake is a 20.9 mile out and back trail located near Evanston, UT that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and fly fishing and is accessible from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

20.9 miles 1702 feet Out & Back

dog friendly



fly fishing






From Evanston, take the Mirror Lake Highway (Highway 150) south about 30 miles to the East Fork of the Bear River turnoff.(North Slope Road) Follow this road east 15 miles to a four-way junction. At this point, follow a good dirt road (Road 063) south until you come to a stream crossing. From here you'' need a high--clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle to safely cross the river- and to negotiate the rock and mud holes that lie ahead.

14 days ago

relaxing hike through gorgeous Meadows and streams.

2 months ago

It was a fun hike up in the Unita's. If you like fishing (I do not but people in my group did) you can catch a lot of fish in the river. One person caught over 50 in 2 partial days. Camping by the lake was nice. We went over and saw EJOD lake which is pleasant. If you feel up to it worth going up to dead mans pass. You can look over into another valley with some lakes. We did not stay long because of lightening. Good trip but probably won't go again. Enjoy.

3 years ago

The road to the West Fork Black Fork trailhead is the roughest and most difficult of all the trailhead roads in the Unita Wilderness area. I blew a tire leaving the trailhead road. This is the best trail in all the Unita Wilderness area. The hike through Buck Pasture is very serene. At the end of the trail is a cirque containing Dead Horse Lake. Dead Horse Lake is just drop dead gorgeous. If you can hike just one trail in the Unita Wilderness; this is it.