Painter Lakes Trail is a 33.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Roosevelt, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Start at the U-Bar Ranch on the Uinta River trail, a 21.1 mile trail that terminated at the Highling Trial. Proceed for 14 miles to North Fork Park. Head due south for 2 very steep and rough miles up a vague trail into the Painter Lakes Basin.
Tried to take a short cut to Painter Lake from the Atwood Basin and over the ridge to the lakes. Was difficult but rewarding views of both basins. Returned back to the trailhead the longer but much easier Painter Lakes Trail.