NEAR EVANSTON, WY
Winding past marshy meadows favored by browsing moose and through thick conifer forests, this trail runs up the north slope of the Uinta Mountains toward the High Uintas Wilderness Area. Four miles down the trail, follow the left fork up to Amethyst Lake, rimmed by soaring cliffs. Take your fishing pole to probe the lake for trout.
DISTANCE: 14 miles round trip
COST: $3 day use
FYI: Keep a safe distance from moose.
WHERE: From Evanston take State 150 (the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway) south 35 miles; turn east on Stillwater Rd. and drive 4 miles to Christmas Meadows Trailhead (where you can access Stillwater Trail).
CONTACT: Evanston Ranger District (307/789-3194)