Carolyn Lake is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, Utah and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and fishing and is best used from July until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 12.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,948 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The Highline Trailhead is located 34.5 miles east of Kamas on the Mirror Lake Highway (U-150).

backpacking
9 months ago

We made Carolyn our base camp for our trip to Four Lakes basin. Four Lakes doesn’t have a lot of great spots for camping (at least not for tents from what we saw), and Carolyn is only a couple miles earlier off the main trail. It was secluded and had a number of good camp spots. Lots of shade on the west edge of the lake and a good place to filter water on the north side. Fishing was good, but all you’ll catch is tiny Arctic Grayling, which aren’t necessarily worth the effort...but they were jumping enough it was like it was raining on the lake on a clear day.

Wed Aug 12 2015

We stopped here on our way to the four lakes basin and caught our first Arctic Grayling. Was a good pit stop for lunch. Would recommend including this on your Uinta adventure.

backpacking
Thu Aug 08 2013

good to camp if you want a lake campsite but the lake is small and the fish are good. Arctic Grayling are in the lake. good place to stop if you are going over Rocky Sea Pass and into the Upper Rock Creek Drainage.

recorded Highline Trail to Carolyn Lake

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Sat Jun 02 2018

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Wed Jun 07 2017