Chain Lakes Trail

HARD 5 reviews
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Chain Lakes Trail is a 19.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Roosevelt, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from July until September.

DISTANCE
19.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4009 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

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Chain Lakes are in the Krebs Basin and consist of four lakes. Start at the Uinta River Trailhead and follow the Uinta River Trail three miles to Sheep Bridge a climb of 400 feet. At the bridge take the Chain lakes to Atwood Lake Trail. After the junction continue 8 miles to the Lower Chain Lake. The trail climbs 1100 feet in the first 1.25 miles after the junction.

backpacking
11 months ago

Troup 250 hiked this trail the 3rd week of July, 2015. We started at the west fork of Whiterocks and 50 miles later came out at Uintah Canyon. It was hard but the scenery was spectacular!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Hard work but worth it. An outfitter told me it is 11 miles one way. Seemed like 20.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

hiking
Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hiked to Chain Lakes from Lake Atwood and Roberts pass and out to the trailhead. The lakes were beautiful from above. I want to camp and explore all of the Chain Lakes someday.

hiking
Saturday, July 13, 2013

I would rate this trail as difficult rather than moderate. It has a lot of uphill for a long time. The Chain Lakes are beautiful and the fishing was great. The lakes where well worth the steep climb.