Anyway, packed up the camper and headed out to look around. The thing about this area is that, prepare yourself, there is NO wilderness area. Yes, it's true. Unlike almost all my other hikes, these mountains do not have any designated wilderness areas. That said, if you look at a map of the area, you can see that there is plenty of space to hike into remote sections where the possibility of seeing someone else is "slim to none." In fact, I located at least two rather longish looking trails (foot only) that looked like prime candidates for good overnight hikes. So, I decided to at least check one of them out for a possible future hike.
That said, before I went on the hike I wanted to get more of a feel for the area. So, I headed up the road to the Bear Ears Peaks lookout. While from the map it looks like it might be one of those big parking lots with a rocked in walkway and overview, it turned out not to be that way at all. The road just kind of keeps going (gets a little rough near the end) until it ends (there is enough room to turn around). But, there was a nice overview of the area. This view is more northeast, I think (I really need to get a compass : ) Lots of room out there. Difficult to tell from these photos, but a lot of the forests in the distance are all aspens. Nice for fall colors.