Mirror Lake Highway

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Yellow Pine TrailheadYellow Pine Trailhead (06/03/2006) The Yellow Pine Trail starts by crossing Slate Creek just off the Mirror Lake Highway. You will cross a small sage covered hill to Yellow Pine Creek.

Park EntrancePark Entrance (06/03/2006) This picture shows the entrance booth to the Mirror Lake road. If you intend to visit the area, you need to buy a pass at this booth.

Mirror Lake HighwayMirror Lake Highway (06/03/2006) The Mirror Lake Highway from the Upper Setting Road.

Upper Setting RoadUpper Setting Road (06/03/2006) This is from the Intersection of the Mirror Lake Highway and Upper Setting Road (034). This graded dirt road will bring you to the ridge with access to the peaks of the Uinta Mountains.

Shingle Creek CampgroundShingle Creek Campground (06/03/2006) Mirror Lake Highway near the Shingle Creek Campground.

Rolling Hills of the UintasRolling Hills of the Uintas (06/03/2006) The Mirror Lake Highway.

Provo River OverlookProvo River Overlook (06/03/2006) The first Provo River Overlook on Mirror Lake Highway ... note, there will be better views of the Provo River up the road.

Provo River OverlookProvo River Overlook (06/03/2006) The Provo Overlook.

Provo River OverlookProvo River Overlook (06/03/2006) Even though beetles have been decimating the forest, I still have a hard time seeing the forest for the trees. The Provo River Overlook was a little underwhelming.

Unstable SlopeUnstable Slope (06/03/2006) An interesting view as the forest tries to reclaim an unstable slope in the Uintas.

North Fork of the Provo RiverNorth Fork of the Provo River (06/03/2006) The North Fork of the Provo River near the Lower Provo River Campground along the Mirror Lake Highway. The plants in the foreground are called Skunk Cabbage.

Shingle Creek TrailheadShingle Creek Trailhead (06/03/2006) The Shingle Creek Trail provides access to the western roadless area in the Uintas.

Mirror Lake RoadMirror Lake Road (06/03/2006) The Mirror Lake Road from the Shingle Creek Trailhead. You can barely make out the Upper Setting Road climbing the hill in the center of the picture.

Beaver CreekBeaver Creek (06/03/2006) Beaver Creek near the Yellow Pine Campground.

Beaver CreekBeaver Creek (06/03/2006) Beaver Creek in the

Beaver CreekBeaver Creek (06/03/2006) Beaver Creak area on the Mirror Lake Highway.

Mirror Lake HighwayMirror Lake Highway (06/03/2006) The Mirror Lake Highway brings you through a variety of zones including sage and pine.

Provo RiverProvo River (06/03/2006) Provo River along the Mirror Lake Highway.

Indian PaintbrushIndian Paintbrush (06/20/2006)

Taylor Fork RoadTaylor Fork Road (06/20/2006)

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Mirror Lake Highway

The Mirror Lake Highway (State 150) runs from Kamas, Utah to Evanston, Wyoming. This scenic route is a primary access to the High Uintah Mountains and provides travellers with a spectacular selection of vast Pine and Aspen forests along with a selection of towering mountain peaks and alpine lakes. Due to harsh winter conditions, the road is closed for most of the year.

The Uinta Mountains run East to West (most Mountains on the American Continent run North South). Since the road rides with the grain of the range, the Mirror Lake highway gives the traveler a gradual introduction to the offerings of the Uintas.

Running West to East, the Mirror Lake Highway starts in Kamas and follows Beaver Creek. The lower part of Beaver Creek is privately owned as is lined by some extremely expensive summer homes. The road enters the Kamas Ranger district near Yellow Pine Creek.

Hikers wishing to take in the full Uinta experience would do well to start their trek on the Yellow Pine Trail. This long trail will reward the hiker with the many different climate zones of the range along with views of the western peaks in the range.

The Mirror Lake Highway follows Beaver Creek to its headwaters after which the road crosses into the Provo River basin and turns Northeast. The road provides views of the Provo River Falls then winds to the upper lakes in the High Uintas (Lily Lake and Lost Angler Lake).

The Mirror Lake Highway Crosses into the Duchesne River basin at Bald Mountain Pass then drops into the Mirror Lake Area. This is a primary access to the High Uinta Wilderness Area.

After Mirror Lake, the Mirror Highway heads North over Hayden Pass then follows the Hayden River to the Bear River and up to Evanston

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Context: On the Road

Uinta Mountains (51 pictures) The Mirror Lake Road provides access to the High Uintas.

Interstate 80 (98 pictures) State 150 intersects I80 in Evanston, Wyoming.

Yellow Pine (82 pictures) Yellow Pine Trail and Campground are on the Western end of the Mirror Lake Highway.

Upper Setting Road (18 pictures) The Upper Setting Road provides access to the western reaches of the Uinta Mountains.

Provo River Campground (16 pictures) Gallery includes pictures of the Lower Provo River Campground.

The Wasatch Mountains (127 pictures) The Western Section of the Mirror Lake Highway is administered by the Kamas Ranger District of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

Washingon Lake (46 pictures) Pictures of Washington Lake and Washington Lake Campground in the high Uinta Mountains.

Duchesne River (10 pictures) The Mirror Lake Highway Crosses into the Duchesne River drainage at the Bald Mountain Pass. Mirror Lake itself drains into the Duchesne River.

Alpine Loop (101 pictures) The Alpine Loop on the East side of Mount Timpanogos is another popular alpine destination in Utah.

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