Mirror Lake Scenic Byway: Kamas to the Wyoming Line

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High Uintas Wilderness

Mirror Lake Scenic Byway: Kamas to the Wyoming Line is a 77.1 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length77.1 miElevation gain5,187 ftRoute typePoint to point
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This is a scenic drive along Mirror Lake Highway. The views from Bald Mountain Pass are breathtaking, across endless miles of forest and ridge-lines. These mountains support a variety of wildlife, frequently seen along the highway. From Kamas, the road follows the picturesque Provo River as it drops over boulders and falls from its headwaters. Heading east from Kamas through the national forest, Mirror Lake Highway is one of the most popular mountain routes in the state. The road winds through farm and ranch lands and rises to heavily forested, mountain terrain, accented by meadows and rugged peaks. The road is the highest paved road in Utah when it crosses Bald Mountain Pass at an altitude of 10,715 ft. There are numerous access points into the High Uinta Wilderness along this byway. Check for road closures online as snow is common and stretches of the road will be closed when it is too deep to plow.

Many places along the byway are available for parking, camping, picnicking and much much more.

For more information contact the Heber-Kamas Ranger District at 435-783-4338.

The highway begins at the intersection of Main Street (SR-32) and Center Street in Kamas and heads east on the latter as a two-lane undivided highway. Once exiting Kamas, the route dips southeast and continues as such until reaching Samak, where the road turns northeast briefly. Soon after, the highway turns south and southeast again. After continuing in a general southeast direction, the highway turns northeast and north and continues as such until reaching the Wyoming border south of Evanston.

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Bozena Stoch
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HikingGreat!

Very easy very peaceful only couple people fishing

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Jennifer Kumar
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Scenic driving

We entered north from the Wyoming side and drove through to Kamas. Though I wouldn't recommend Labor Day weekend as all the popular hiking trail parking lots were full, and one had to park miles away. I forgot to record our drive.

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Haylee Reichard
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OHV/Off-road driving

Absolutely beautiful and with stunning views! We stopped at a few spots on the way for fishing, hiking, and enjoyed the breathtaking views.

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Lauren Thornton
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Hiking

Beautiful drive. We stopped and explored the Provo River falls and then walked around Mirror Lake. Definitely will return!

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Breck Tuttle
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Scenic driving

Road finally opened last week. Still quite a bit of snow at Bald Mountain Pass. Too much snow for a 4th of July backpack

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Joseph Grant
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Scenic driving

This is always a fun trip. Very scenic. We drive from Evanston, WY and hit the Mirror Lake, Provo Falls, Bald Mountain, etc. On the way back to Ogden. One of our favorite drives.

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Brooke Clyde-Balbuena
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Hiking

My favorite! We stop off at little spots for hikes along the by way.

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Sandy Horrocks Whiley
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We loved this saw Provo river falls on the way to the lake then walked the trail around the lake

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Jennifer Kumar
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Scenic driving

When the byway is closed, one can drive in only about 15 miles. At this point, there will be a road closed sign. There is a parking lot here. Many trucks come carrying their snowmobiles to use on the snow covered roads and trails. The main byway up to this point seems to be maintained by plows during the day (not at night), but the side roads to the campgrounds are not plowed, but some of the roads you can drive a little into depending on the type of vehicle you have and how much snow is still on the roads. I rated it 2 only because we did not have a snowmobile or skis or snowshoes to go into the trails, the rating would be better if we had any of those things to make the snow-covered roads more fun!

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Jennifer Kumar
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Scenic driving

When the byway is closed, one can drive in only about 15 miles. At this point, there will be a road closed sign. There is a parking lot here. Many trucks come carrying their snowmobiles to use on the snow covered roads and trails. The main byway up to this point seems to be maintained by plows during the day (not at night), but the side roads to the campgrouds are not plowed, but some of the roads you can drive a little into depending on the type of vehicle you have and how much snow is still on the roads.

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Carter Grose
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This is not a hike it is a drive but I do it all the time! Lakes ALL OVER THE PLACE! Definitely one to check out!

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Jennifer Kumar
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Scenic driving

We went from Kamas to Mirror Lake. There are many campgrounds and view point pull offs, though we did not explore them. There are many open ranges, so drivers have to watch out for cows on the road. We saw a dusting of snow on the hilltops, frost and ice patches around Mirror Lake. We saw a few trees showing fall colors.

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Jessica Feemster-Waller
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Hiking

Very beautiful place to put up a hammock and relax by Mirror Lake. Don't come here for peace and solitude though.

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Beth Larsen
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Hiking

I love exploring up here. Provo River Falls is my favorite place in Utah... just gorgeous. I'm surprised it doesn't have it's own trail listing... but there are lots of gorgeous places along this highway.

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Amber Whitaker
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Hiking

Lots of trails and dog friendly. Tons of lakes. Will have to go back multiple times to hit everything. Lots of fun to be had.

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Krystin Carter-Sanchez
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Scenic driving

Beautiful drive with a lot of trails, campgrounds and lakes!

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Steve Oswald
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Scenic driving

Beautiful drive into a wonderful recreation area.

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Britt Whitney
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Nature trips

Such a great area with perfect scenery! Love that I was able to take my pup for a walk around the lake.

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Breck Tuttle
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Scenic driving

I never get tired of this drive on my way to many of the hiking trails

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Rock Hadley
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Road biking

This is a fun bike ride from the top of Bald Mtn Pass to Evanston, Wy or to Midway, UT. Either way is 50 miles, primarily down hill. There isn't a lot of bike lane on some sections of the road, but traffic is generally relatively lite. Great views, especially with fall colors.

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Lisa Servin
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Hiking

I live in Evanston and take the scenic hwy 150 to mirror lake every year to go hiking various lake trails. I have seen deer on all of my visits so be careful in the evening when driving. The trails in the mountains are spectacular. I love it up there.

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Monika Wyrzykowski
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Camping

Awesome place to camp, hike, watch the wildlife. Highly recommend Lili Lake campground. Beautiful drive as well. If you're into snowshoeing and cross country skiing you will also love the place in the winter. Quiet and peaceful. Came across a few moose, bear, bald eagles and of course cows. When the weather gets really hot in the valley this area is about 20F cooler. Dog friendly.

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Eric Conner
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Scenic driving
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One of the most beautiful drives I have ever taken.

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Stephanie Wilson
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Brittney Noboa
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Hiking
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Amy Richmond
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Amy Richmond
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Chris Kelley
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Scenic driving
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Adam Hagar
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Hiking
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Ellen Petersen
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