Silver Glance Lake

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Silver Glance Lake is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near American Fork, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

5.9 miles
2450 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




nature trips


trail running

cross country skiing



wild flowers


From I-15, take Alpine Exit 284. you will be traveling east on Highway 92 for approximately 7 miles to the mouth of American Fork Canyon. This is a Recreation Fee Area and you will pay your fee at the booth. Continue driving on the Alpine Loop to the North Fork of American Fork Canyon. Turn left onto North Fork (Highway 144) which will lead you to Tibble Fork Reservoir

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My wife and I took the dog up this morning to get up to Silver Glance Lake. We got to the trailhead around 8AM and it was still a bit chilly at the start. Once we got up to Silver Lake we were warmed up. The trail starts out very easy and then gains elevation with some switchbacks up to Silver Lake. Lots of people fishing. Hiking to Silver Glance Lake is much more difficult due to steepness, but it's relatively short in length. Got caught in some afternoon rain so maybe bring a rain jacket if you'll be up in the afternoon. A moose was spotted down closer to Silver Lake so keep your dog on the leash!

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Such a great hike. Really secluded and beautiful at the top. The views on the way up are incredible. Relatively steep for some parts but well worth the hike.

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30 days ago

Beautiful hike with tons of wildflowers. Hiked to the top lake which ended up being 7 miles round trip. The views are best just above the first lake at mile 3. The top lake was neat but better views overlooking the lake below.

Awesome hike. Starting from Silver Lake it's a little steep at first but it gets easier towards the second half. Great views all along the trail. Lots of people on the trail until you get pass Silver Lake and then no crowds.

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1 hr to silver lake and another hour up to Silver Glance. From Silver lake it's intense up and down. Glad to say I have been there and the reason I'd do it again are for the views of Silver Lake.

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1 month ago

Great trail. Snow is almost gone near the lake. Some open water so it won't be long before it's ice free. Beautiful cirque. Only downside is that we were not the only ones enjoying the hike. Counted over 120 people on the trail between 6:40 and 10:30am

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1 month ago

fun hike lots of snow still and the lake is mostly frozen

2 months ago

Lots of snow, just starting to melt. Way too many people go to Silver Lake these days. At least by continuing on you rid of the masses.

3 months ago

Fair warning, USFS advises road access to the trail head will not open until "The 2nd week of June, or so."

The road is closed as part of the reservoir and camp site repairs on the section of road you have to drive through to access Silver Lake. Your alternative is to hike an additional 4 miles or so to reach the trail head from the reservoir parking area.

If you're uncertain, phone first.