Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Clements Lake is a 17.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Altamont, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 17.6 mi Elevation gain 3,113 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Backpacking

Camping

Fishing

Hiking

Horseback riding

Forest

Lake

River

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Description
Waypoints (0)
Facilities
Contact
Getting There

This lake is on the 16.6 mile long Brown Duck Trail and is 10 miles from Lake Fork Trailhead at Moon Lake.

The trail-head has forty vehicle parking places and offers campsites and toilets. All other facilities can be found 0.25 miles northwest at moon Lake Campground.

Duchesne/Roosevelt Ranger District Duchesne Office 85 West Main PO Box 981 Duchesne, UT 84021 Phone: 435-738-2482 Fax: 435-781-5215

To get to the Lake Fork Trailhead, head north from US 40 in Duchesne on Utah 87 folowing signs toward Mountain Home. Morth of Mountain Home, 18.9 miles nort of Duchesne, the road jogs right for 0.1 mile then turns left and continues north. Just beyond the jog the pavement ends and a gravel road continues north across Tribal land. The pavement start at the national Forest boundary after the pavement starts. Lake Fork Trailhead parking area is 32.8 miles form Duchesne.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (4)
Photos (10)
Recordings (0)
Completed (6)
Steve Kitchen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 13, 2019
Backpacking

The trail to Clements Lake is fairly steep and steady most of the way to Brown Duck Lake trail junction then mostly flat the remainder of the way. Lots of views and lakes to fish along the way. Clements Lake was full of fish and easily caught. There is plenty of area to disperse camp around the lake. I would recommend this destination for those who are able to manage the trail and distance plus want the added benefit of the views and fishing.

Daniel Moe
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 14, 2018

Made it out in mid June it was really nice, hike takes you along the Duchesne for a majority of the time so there’s almost always fresh water available

Breck Tuttle
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 17, 2017
Backpacking

Hiked this quite a few years ago as part of a loop over Tworoose and Clevland Passes. Beautiful basin and great views

Justin Camp
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 7, 2015
Fishing
First to Review

Great. Some bugs. Some rain, even hail. Great fly fishing.