One of our favorite places in Utah is the Mirror Lake Highway. When the temperatures hit the triple digits in late June and early July, we head straight up into the Uintahs where it’s generally 15-20 degrees cooler than down in the valleys. Camping, hiking, fishing, and animal viewing are all with in an hours drive of Utah and Salt Lake valleys. Click on any of the links to check out our reviews and find directions and pictures of things to do on the Mirror Lake Highway:
Imagine walking through the forest and stumbling upon a small community of fairy dwellings. There are painted rocks, fairy rings, and thousands of miniature displays created by fairy lovers and brought for you to enjoy. This place is truly magical.
Located 10,000 feet up in the high Uintahs, this beautiful alpine lake is great for hikers and fishermen. It is a 2 mile round trip hike through meadows of wildflowers to a glassy lake that our boys loved.
This lake is just .5 miles each way (1 mile RT) and there are animals and critters to see along the way. One of the 600 lakes in the Uintahs is found at the end of the trail, and you can hike all the way around it.
There is a pullout along the Mirror Lake Highway that overlooks the Provo River Falls. This waterfall is pretty spectacular and easily accessible to everyone. If you drive the Mirror Lake Highway, this is a must-see.
The Grand Central Station of the Mirror Lake Highway is obviously Mirror Lake. A trail leads all the way around the lake. It is too rocky for a stroller, but just right for a stroll.
Teapot Lake is located right on the Highway, and a 1 mile long path leads all the way around it. This beautiful lake is often surrounded by fishermen. The path is well marked and easy to follow, and this makes a great hike for little ones.
Wall Lake is a 2.0 mile round trip hike on a flat, easy trail to a gorgeous lake. This trail is perfect for most anyone.
This one is a little more adventurous as it is very steep, and a little long. There wasn’t a soul on the trail or at the lake on a weekday, so you might find a little solitude along the trail.
There are two Lily Lake’s on the Mirror Lake Highway. This lake is found far along the highway, so it is less traveled. The hike is 3.0 miles roundtrip and a moderate climb.
The Lofty Lake Loop has lots of lakes along the trail. The trail is a steep climb, and it’s also located above 10,000 feet elevation, so it’s probably not for young families. The high mountain lakes are gorgeous and worth the hike.
If you camp at or visit Mirror Lake, you should definitely visit Bonnie Lake. The hike from the campground is 2.0 miles and the lake is beautiful and peaceful.
There is a secret restaurant located in Kamas called Hi-Mountain Drug. They serve awesome hamburgers, hand-cut fries, and old-fashioned milkshakes. It is definitely worth a stop.
There are many campgrounds along the Mirror Lake Highway, but we keep returning to Soapstone. There is tons of shade, big tent sites, and the grounds are always clean and well taken care of. Heads up: there are only pit toilets in this campground.