Dark Canyon Lake Road is a beautiful and leisurely cruise through dense forest and towering mountain peaks over 12,000 feet. The trail connects Two-Mile Road and Geyser Pass on a 12.8-mile gravel and hard-packed dirt road winding through a scenic pass. During winter months, Geyser Pass Road can be closed, and Dark Canyon Lake Road may be impassable. Along the way, a high clearance trail leads down to Dark Canyon Lake, a must-stop. There is a turn-around parking area for a few vehicles at the lake. Most of the shoreline is private, but there is a small area to get your toes wet and enjoy a mountain lake view. Camping is relatively abundant along the route. There are numerous primitive campsites on the 4x4 side trails, or you can camp at one of the organized campgrounds in the area.
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