Spring Canyon/Trial Lake

3/5 (2 reviews)
Kamas, Utah (Summit County)
Last Updated: 09/24/2019

Trail Information


Tucked away in the Uinta Mountains in northeastern Utah, lies this treasure of a trail. Well known by locals, Spring Canyon/Trial Lake provides access to numerous adventurous​ activities that can keep you busy for days. Although a non-technical trail, you will sure to be excited as you wind your way past plenty of spur roads that take you deeper and deeper into the forest. If water sports are up your alley, there are quite a few lakes in the area that provide calm, cool waters for kayaking, paddleboarding, and great fishing. If you are up here for camping, this is also the trail to start on, as there are hundreds of spots in the area providing everything from large group sites to pure seclusion. Whether you are looking for a few hours of fun or a week-long adventure, this is the area to be!

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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Trail Reviews

3/5 (2)
Seasonal Closure
Rated 3/5
Visited: 05/29/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I wanted to see Alexander lake. Road below waypoint 4 was clear of snow and dry. There were a couple of small runoffs crossing the road. Just before waypoint 4 a deep snowpack block the road and appeared to get deeper further up the road. Probably be mid to late June before the road is drivable without destroying the road bed.
Official Crew
Rated 3/5
Visited: 08/24/2019

This is a nice little trail giving you access to many others. The trail itself is nothing too special other than providing good camping, but it is fairly busy so its best to go off to other trails that don't see as much traffic. Still, it's a nice drive to escape the summer heat.

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