Mirror Lake Highway

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Picnic TablePicnic Table (06/20/2006) Picnic Table at the Bald Mountain Picnic Ground.

Mole TunnelsMole Tunnels (06/20/2006) Signs of a mole hole.

Mirror Lake HighwayMirror Lake Highway (06/20/2006) Mirror Lake Highway dropping into the Duschesne valley.

Pass LakePass Lake (06/03/2006) Pass Lake on the Mirror Lake Highway.

Reid PeakReid Peak (06/03/2006)

Bald MountainBald Mountain (06/03/2006) Bald Mountain from the Mirror Lake Highway.

Road to Mirror LakeRoad to Mirror Lake (06/03/2006) The road to Mirror Lake day use area was still closed.

Mirror Lake RoadMirror Lake Road (06/03/2006) This is the road into the Mirror Lake area.

Mirror Lake RoadMirror Lake Road (06/03/2006) The road into Mirror Lake was still closed in June.

Mirror Lake Guard StationMirror Lake Guard Station (06/03/2006) The Mirror Lake Guard Station.

Mirror Lake ViewMirror Lake View (06/03/2006) A frozen over pond near Mirror Lake.

Bald MountainBald Mountain (06/03/2006) Bald Mountain from Mirror Lake (imagine mountain being reflected in water.)

Mirror LakeMirror Lake (06/03/2006) I felt let down. Mirror Lake was not mirroring. Imagine mountains reflected in lake.

Mirror Lake Walk WayMirror Lake Walk Way (06/03/2006) There is a walkway around the lake. This is the outlet of the lake which feeds the Duchesne River.

MirroringMirroring (06/03/2006) Here is a small section of lake that is mirroring like one would expector Mirror Lake to do.

Duchesne RiverDuchesne River (06/03/2006) The start of the Duchesne River from Mirror Lake.

Duchesne RiverDuchesne River (06/03/2006) The outlet of Mirror Lake.

Bald MountainBald Mountain (06/03/2006) Imagine this mountain mirrored in an Alpine Lake.

Picnic TablesPicnic Tables (06/03/2006) Snow covered picnic tables at Mirror Lake.

Picnic TablePicnic Table (06/03/2006) Picnic Tables at Mirror Lake.

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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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