Explore the most popular fishing trails in Dixie National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
2 months ago

A beautiful hike, but the beginning is very difficult to navigate due to the fire and plant regrowth. Definitely strenuous for such a short hike and worth it at the top. Would recommend hiking poles for those backpacking and those with bad knees.

If you’re looking for a green, lush hike, this is not for you (but it will be once everything grows back). Although, if you appreciate the cycles of nature, the spots of green, yellow, orange, and red are stunning amongst the burnt trees and brown foliage. The views of the red rock and alpine trees are wonderful and there’s a small open field once you reach the top.

The hike starts off relatively steep and there’s a lot of fallen trees and rocks you have to step over. There are cairns scattered along the way to help you navigate the unseen path, but you definitely have to look for them. Start by going up and slightly to the left, then taking a few switchbacks across the small (not the big one furthest to the left) stream. After a few of those, you’ll want to stick to the RIGHT of the stream and you’ll then run into the path which will remain easily followed and well marked until the top. Do not follow up the left of the stream unless you want to do a lot of bushwhacking (our mistake).

There’s a few fire pits built around the lake and lots of places to hammock and set up camp if backpacking.

It was beautiful up there! Not a hike I would go out of my way for again, but definitely worth the trip we took.

Came in on the gravel road off UT 63. Beautiful area. After getting to the lake, headed north up the mountain. 4x4 required but worth the view atop the 9,000 ft high mountain!!

Great drive through pristine forest and tons of deer, turkeys, and antelope! Very easy 4x4 Trail.

The solitude is splendid, the trail is terrible, and the lake is lovely despite its approach being a cement dam. The trail is a very steep OHV route with treacherously loose rocks on about 90% of the trail. There are two beautiful stream crossings, but since the route is essentially a 4WD road, treacherous, and banked for OHVs not people, it never quite feels like a hike in the woods.

hiking
6 months ago

Really enjoyable spring alpine hike through aspens, pines and open fields. Make sure to hike up to the second lake.

backpacking
7 months ago

The road is closed 3 miles from the trailhead. Me and two buddies decided to hike in anyways, and it was tough. The road was washed out in several places pretty bad, hence the closure. We're in our early twenties and were dying just getting to the trailhead due to carrying stuff to camp for several days, which then got significantly worse once we reached the actual trail. The whole area has burned also. This made the trail extremely difficult to follow in places.By the lake there are a few spots that didn't burn, but 90% of the area has. We saw elk tracks and caught 3 brook trout in the lake, but that was about it as far as animals. We also woke up to a few inchea of snow, so we waited for it to melt and then hiked out a day earlier than planned. The whole place has a pretty creepy feeling due to the lack of insects or birds. I would give it a few years to grow back before doing it again. Just a heads up.

hiking
7 months ago

BLM land, drove this while looking for free camping sites on BLM land. Basically upland sparce pine forest. It offered solitude and free camping away from the crowds.

fishing
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The hike up to the lake was rough, there's no sugar coating it. It's entirely uphill and extremely steep at places. Absolutely worth it once you reach the lake, though. We spent 3 days up there camping and fishing and not a single person came through.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

I thought this was a nice easy trail with little elevation gain. In mid July there were still lots of wildflowers and not too many bugs. Beautiful area.

hiking
Friday, June 05, 2015

Beautiful lake with beautiful view of Powell Point of the Escalante. Hardly anybody there even though Bryce NP was packed. Lots of great camping, trails and atv trails...with nobody on them.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

ATV roads not for hiking :(

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Friday, June 27, 2014