Spring Canyon/Trial Lake

Kamas, Utah (Summit County)

Last Updated: 09/24/2019
3 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: 06/01 - 11/01
Length: 8.46 miles
Highest Elevation: 9926 feet
Duration: About 1 hour, 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Kamas
Nearest Town w/ Services: Kamas
Official Road Name: 041
Management Agency: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
District: Heber-Kamas Ranger District


Highlight: Spring Canyon/Trial Lake
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!


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead lies on the left-hand side of the Mirror Lake Highway 17.8 miles outside of the town of Kamas.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Kamas, Utah

Head east on Center Street/Highway 150 (also known as the Mirror Lake Highway) for 17.8 miles, where the trailhead will be on your left.



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TJ Bosworth

Mapping Crew - Utah

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, he's only been off-roading since he was 16 but fell in love immediately. He attended college in Denver for Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management and wheeled in Colorado for 4 years, but ended up moving back home to Salt Lake City. He currently works in an off-road shop and spends his free time doing anything he can to stay busy, which is usually working on his jeep or playing music. Outside of off-roading, he is an avid whitewater rafter and outdoor cook. Camping at least every other weekend in any season is a normal year. The further from civilization, the better. Bring on the memories!
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