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Lake Fork Loop Trail is a 45.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Altonah, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 45.4 mi Elevation gain 7,801 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Backpacking Camping Fishing Hiking Forest Lake River Wild flowers
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Getting There

This is a multi-day trip that starts at the Lake Fork Trailhead near the Moon Lake Campground. It includes climbing two major passes, Red Knob Pass and Dead Horse Pass.

The trail-head has forty vehicle parking places and offers campsites and toilets.

Duchesne/Roosevelt Ranger District Duchesne Office 85 West Main PO Box 981 Duchesne, UT 84021 Phone: 435-738-2482 Fax: 435-781-5215

From Heber City, take US Highway 40 east 69 miles to Duchesne. Then head north from US 40 in Duchesne on Utah 87 following signs toward Mountain Home. North of Mountain Home, 18.9 miles north of Duchesne, the road jogs right for 0.1 mile then turns left and continues north. Just beyond the jog the pavement ends and a gravel road continues north across Tribal land. The pavement start at the national Forest boundary after the pavement starts. Lake Fork Trailhead parking area is 32.8 miles form Duchesne.

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Breck Tuttle
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First to Review

Hiked to the wilderness ranger camp the first day. Not much to see until the upper part of the drainage. Climbed Red Knob pass then Dropped down to Dead Horse Lake a beautful lake. Then Climbed Dead horse Pass. now I know why it's called dead horse pass. Not a good trail for horses. Camped at Rock Lakes in Squaw basin the last night. A couple of small but beautful lakes and returned back to camp the next day via the Ottoson Basin Trail. Fun loop