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Beaver Meadow Reservoir

GPS-N.40.54.239-W.110.3.877 : Elevation-9,385 ft : 122 Acres : Depth Maximum-37 ft/Mean-17.7 ft

Travel south on HWY-43 from McKinnon, WY for 7 miles to the Wasatch National Forest. This road becomes FS-221. Continue south for 2 more miles and turn right onto FS-058 4.5 miles to the reservoir.

Big East Lake/Payson Lakes

GPS-N.39.56.137-W.111.38.436 : Elevation-7,870 ft : 23 acres : Depth Mean-29 ft
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From I-15 in Payson take exit-154, and go south to US-6, then east on 6 for about .5 miles to the Nebo Loop Road. Where an old brick school is at the intersection. Travel on the Nebo Loop Road for about 10 miles up Payson Canyon to the Payson Lakes Campground and Big East Lake. Recreational facilities are well developed at the lake, and include lawns, flush toilets, and picnic areas. It is possible to get small boats on the lake, but motors are prohibited. The road is not plowed during the winter, but is groomed for snowmobiles and cross-country skiers. Fees are charged for camping, and with entrance gate is locked at 10:00 pm.

Big Springs Hollow

5 Miles RT
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From I-15 take exit 272 up Provo Canyon 5.8 miles to Vivian Park and turn right on South Fork Road. Drive up the canyon for 3 miles and turn right and enter Big Springs Park. The trailhead is located at the upper southwest parking area.

Boulger Lake

GPS-N.39.38.707-W.111.15.222 : Elevation-8,600 ft : 15 Acres

From Price, head northwest on US 6 up the canyon past Colton, and turn left onto UT 96. Drive around Scofield Reservoir, and turn right onto UT 264 to the lake.

Cascade Saddle

11.5 Miles RT

Drive 5.6 miles up Provo Canyon to the turnoff of the south fork of Vivian Park. Drive another 3.3 miles, and turn right at the sign that reads National Forest Access, and after .2 miles park. The trail begins from the west side and follows Big Spring most of the way. The last 2 miles are pretty steep, but well worth it for the view. Here you can turn around or continue on down Windy Pass Trail.

Cedar Mountains Crest

12 Miles RT

Take exit 70 off I-80 and drive south to the graveled frontage road. Turn west and drive on the frontage road for 2 miles, and turn south on a road signed for Hastings Pass and drive 7 miles. Turn west on a rough 4WD recommended road, and go 4 miles to Hastings Pass, and park. This trail leaves Hastings Pass along an old jeep road heading south and joins a trail that climbs the slope. A couple hundred or so wild horses roam wild here so keep your eyes open. After a couple of miles you will reach a wall of limestone where you can turn around, or you can continue on for many more miles.

Cleveland Reservoir

GPS-N.39.35.099-W.111.14.424 : Elevation-8,812 ft : 135 Acres : Depth Maximum-56 ft/Mean-33 ft
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The lake is 19 miles east of Fairview and 29 miles northwest of Huntington. A sign on the highway identifies the lake. Snowmobiling is available in the winter. There are many places to launch a boat but noimproved boat ramps are available. There are no recreational facilities at the lake.

Daniels Pass

4 Mile Loop
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From Heber City drive east on US 40 for 20 miles and turn into the Daniels Summit Lodge. Turn right on the dirt road just after you drive under the log entry way and park at the trailhead at the end of the road.

Duck Fork Reservoir

Elevation-9,305 ft : Surface area-46.9 acres : Depth Maximum-35 ft/Mean-17.5 ft
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Duck Fork Reservoir is accessible on a dirt road from Ferron Reservoir. From Ferron, travel east past Millsite Reservoir, and continue on the gravel road as it ascends Ferron Canyon, enters a narrow side canyon and climbs to a high bench area. Ferron Reservoir is 25 miles west of Ferron City. From Mayfield, travel up the canyon, crossing the plateau on Skyline Drive at 10,500', and descend into Ferron Canyon. Ferron Reservoir is 23 miles east of Mayfield. From Ferron Reservoir, turn north, below the dam, and follow this road for 5 miles as it goes northeast and then west to the reservoir.

Echo Canyon


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From I-80 heading east take exit 169 just north of Echo Reservoir. Drive east for a couple miles along Echo Canyon Road, and parking on your right near the railroad. There really isn't much hiking here it's mostly popular for the rock climbing.

Emigration Canyon Ridgeline

N.40.46.499-W.111.43.111 : 5.2 miles RT
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From Foothill Dr go east up Emigration Canyon Road past the Hogle Zoo for another 8 miles up Emigration Canyon to the Little Mountain Summit parking area on the right. There is a trail behind the restrooms or across the street that head uphill from the main road.

Fairview Lakes

GPS-N.39.38.626-W.111.18.762 : Elevation-8,975 ft : 105 acres : Depth Maximum-40 ft/Mean-21 ft
Fairview Lake

From Fairview, travel 10 miles up U-31 to U-264. Turn east on U-264, follow it for about 2 miles and turn south on Skyline Drive at Beaver Dam Reservoir. Follow Skyline Drive for 1/2 mile, and turn south on a road for 1 mile to Fairview Lakes. From Huntington, follow U-31 for about 35 miles which is 3 miles north of Huntington Reservoir to Skyline Drive. Turn north and follow Skyline Drive for about 3 miles to a road, and turn south for one mile. U-31 is plowed throughout the winter, and this is one of the state's premier winter recreation areas for snowmobiling. Fishing and boating is the primary summer use of the lake. There is a private campground at the lake managed by the Fairview Lakes Association with campsites, a restaurant, and a gravel boat ramp. The lakes are stocked with rainbow trout.

Ferron Reservoir

Elevation-9,472 ft : Surface area-57 acres : Depth Maximum-30 ft/Mean-12 ft
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From Ferron, travel west past Millsite Reservoir, and continue on the gravel road as it ascends Ferron Canyon, enters a narrow side canyon and climbs to a high bench area. Ferron Reservoir is 25 miles west of Ferron City. From Mayfield, travel up the canyon, crossing the plateau on Skyline Drive at 10,500', and descend into Ferron Canyon. Ferron Reservoir is 23 miles east of Mayfield. Snowmobiling is available in the winter. Boats can usually be launched on the reservoir. Ferron Canyon is maintained as a snowmobile route in the winter. Recreational facilities consist of a Forest Service Campground and a private resort, both are on the shoreline of the reservoir. Ferron Campground has 30 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, privies, and drinking water. User fees are charged. Skyhaven Resort has cottage rentals, boat rentals, horse rentals, bicycle rentals, a convenience store, and a cafe.

Fish Creek

19.8 Miles RT

From I-15 take exit 261 or HWY 6 44 miles east towards Price, and turn right onto HWY 96 16.7 miles south to Scofield. Drive north on the west side along Scofield Reservoir 3.9 miles, and turn left. Drive another 1.6 miles to Fish Creek Campground and the trailhead. The trail heads west 9.9 miles to Upper Fish Creek Trailhead. If you do not have a shuttle you will have to retrace your steps back to Lower Fish Creek Trailhead.

Foreman Hollow Nature Trail

3 Mile Loop-Moderate
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From Heber City, follow U.S. Highway 40 East. Look for Lodgepole Campground on the right near mile post 33. Pull in and drive about 0.2 miles to several parking stalls. Walk several hundred feet down the paved road to the trail, which is marked by a sign on the left side of the road. The Foreman Hollow Nature Trail begins by winding Southwest through aspen and fir stands. At 0.2 miles the wide, dirt trail passes around a green metal gate. The trail thins as it heads uphill through a small meadow. At 0.6 miles there is another sign for Foreman Hollow. Take a right and head up the switchbacks. You will soon see the first of about a dozen educational placards along the hike that identify and explain the local vegetation, wildlife and terrain. The ribbon-like path heads through meadows and dense woods. Watch for deer near the path. There are several bridges that cross dry riverbeds. At mile 1.9 the trail switches back on itself and descends into a beautiful draw. The trail then winds down through tall fir and spruce trees. At 2.6 miles another sign marks the end of the thin trail. The path widens again. Take a right back toward the campground. Go around a second green fence at mile 2.9, through the campground and return to the parking lot.

Gooseberry Reservoir

GPS-N.39.42.997-W.111.17.594 : Elevation-8,424 ft : 77 Acres : Depth-Maximum-16.4 ft : Mean-3.7 ft

From Fairview, drive 10 miles east on U-31, and take highway U-264 near the top of the mountain. Shortly after leaving U- 31 as U-264 turns eastward towards Electric Lake, a gravel road will go north to the reservoir. Snowmobiling is available in the Winter.

Grassy Lake

9.35 Acres : N.39.19.283-W.111.19.800

From the west side of Joe’s Valley Reservoir take Forest Road 8 which turns into a dirt road. After about 3.5 miles turn right onto Forest Road 055, and continue another 2 miles to the lake. Stocked with brook, rainbow, & tiger trout.

Hobble Creek

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From I-15 take exit 260 and head east towards Springville. Merge onto UT-77 E/W 400-S for 3.2 miles then at the traffic cirlce take the first exit onto S Canyon Dr. Continue another 4 miles east up Hobble Creek Rd/Hobble Canyon Rd. The trail is a paved pathway linking the city with Hobble Creek Canyon. Once into the canyon, the trail runs along the namesake creek and the golf course. From Hobble Creek Reservoir the paved path ends after about 2 miles, and turns into gravel.

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From I-15 take exit 260 and head east towards Springville. Merge onto UT-77 E/W 400-S for 3.2 miles then at the traffic cirlce take the first exit onto S Canyon Dr. Continue another 5 miles east up Hobble Creek Rd/Hobble Canyon Rd. Turn left onto Left Fork Hobble Creek Rd for 5 miles and park just before the turn around point where the dirt road begins. This canyon will give you access to the Strawberry Trail System.

Huntington Reservoir

GPS-N.39.35.275-W.111.15.777 : Elevation-9014 ft : 118 acres
Huntington Reservoir

From Huntington take UT 31 northwest 32 miles, and the lake will be on your left. The lake is also 16 miles east of Fairview. Snowmobiling is available in the winter. There is a parking area near the dam on the east end of the reservoir with toilets.

Lake Hardy Trail

Gate-N.40.28.787-W.111.45.728
Lake Hardy-N.40.31.462-W.111.43.981
11 Miles RT
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From I-15 take exit 284 and head east for 5.7 miles and turn left/north at 5300-West for 2 miles through Alpine onto Main St. Turn right at Center Street & left onto Grove Dr. After 2 miles take the left fork onto Oak Ridge Drive, .15 mile left at Alpine Cove Drive, .2 mile to Aspen Drive and turn right. Park at the gate where the trail begins and follows an old jeep road for a few miles. The trail is fairly easy at first with a few switchbacks but the trail will climb 5,000 feet before reaching the lake. Eventually you will come to a fork where the left trail leads to the north to Lone Peak, and the right heads around to the northeast which is probably the best route to reach the lake. I took the left fork and the trail takes you over the summit just south of Lone Peak. Sorry no pics of the lake I didn't quite make it all the way do to weather, and being one very long, difficult hike. If anyone actually reaches this lake please send me some pics. Thanks

Lambs Canyon Trail/Mt. Aire

4 Miles RT
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Take the Lambs Canyon exit-137 off I-80 going south for 1.8 miles to the parking lot on the left. Across from here is the trailhead. After .25 mile heading north the trail forks left to Mount Aire, and right to Lambs Canyon. Mount Aire trail is up .75 mile to the right and another .75 mile to the peak. The Lambs Canyon trail crosses the stream numerous times heading SW climbing several switchbacks to the ridgeline of Mill Creek Canyon. The trail joins Elbow Fork which is part of the Great Western Trail. There are no dogs allowed on the Lambs Canyon side of the mountain.

Long Park Reservoir

GPS-N.40.54.270-W.109.52.676 : Elevation-8,646 ft : 300 Acres : Depth-Maximum 96 ft : Mean-45.9 ft

14 miles west of U-44 from near milepost 15 on U-44, turn west on the Sheep Creek Geologic Loop. A sign reads "Long Park Reservoir 14". Follow the Sheep Creek Road for three miles, and then turn west on a gravel road also signed to Long Park Reservoir. This is the North Slope Road. Follow it for nine miles to the turnoff to Long Park Reservoir on the right. The lake is two miles north on this road. The water is crystal clear and is a great place for swimming. Boating is best in the spring before the water is drained down to the conservation pool.

Mary’s Lake
From the south end of Joe’s Valley Reservoir take Forest Road 041 for 7 miles to the lake. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout.

Mill Canyon Trail

8.4 Miles RT

Drive south from Price on HWY 10 for 20 miles to Huntington, and turn north onto HWY 31. Drive for 18 miles and turn into Huntington Campground .3 mile from the road to the trailhead.

Mill Hollow Reservoir

GPS-N.40.29.477-W.111.06.236 : Elevation-8,843 ft : 18.50 Acres : Depth-Maximum-36 ft : Mean-18 ft

Head south east on U-35 for 14 miles, and turn south off U-35 onto an improved gravel road to Mill Hollow Reservoir. The reservoir is 3.5 miles south on this road. Swimming is available. There is a campground at the lake that offers fishing, a swimming area, drinking water, and privies.

Miller Flat Reservoir

GPS-N.39.32.655-W.111.14.630 : Elevation-8,462 ft : 158 acres : Depth Maximum-64 ft/Mean-39.9 ft
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A gravel road located between Huntington and Cleveland reservoirs is the turnoff point from U-31. The road is well marked and Miller Flat Reservoir is approximately 3-4 miles south. This road continues past the reservoir and ends at Joes Valley Reservoir. Swimming, nordic skiing and snowmobiling.

Monument Peak

Elevation 10,452 ft
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From US 6 take the Scofield State Park turnoff. Drive 23 miles to the intersection with Clear Creek, and continue toward Fairview. On Route 264 going west from the intersection drive 5 miles to the Emery County boundary sign. Drive to the end of the dirt road and park. This area is heavily used by snowmobiles. The trail walks along a dirt road to the left and crosses a ridge leading to Monument Peak, then up to the summit. There is a hut with a radio tower on top.

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

GPS-N.40.49.678-W.111.39.222 : 8.6 miles RT
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
Take exit 134 off of I-80 and drive 8.2 miles north and park at the summit of Big Mountain Pass. The trailhead begins on your right near the northeast corner of the parking lot. The trail follows a creek downhill, but you have to come back uphill if you do not have a shuttle.

Oowah Lake

N.38.30.085-W.109.16.419 : 2.46 Acres

Reached by Forest Road 076 from the south end of the loop road. There is USDA Forest Service camp sites available at the lake. The lake has rainbow and brook trout. There is also a hiking trail that takes you 1.7 miles to Warner Lake.

Park City-Rail Trail

30 Miles RT

The trailhead is at Bonanza Drive and Prospector, which is just south of Kearns Blvd. The path is only paved near the city and compacted for the rest of the way. The trail runs slightly downhill from Park City.

Pete’s Hole

8.70 Acres : GPS-N.39.17.586-W.111.23.229

This small lake is located between Skyline Drive and Joes Valley Reservoir. Drive up Forest Road 8 and is about .75 mile on Forest Road 055. This place offers some great fishing for rainbow trout. Soup Bowl is just around the corner also with planted rainbow trout.

Potter’s Pond 1 & 2

4 Acres each : GPS-N.39.26.981-W.111.16.182

Located between Miller Flat Reservoir and Joes Valley Reservoir about .5 mile off Forest Road 014. Take Forest Road 271 to the small ponds. These ponds are heavily stocked with rainbow trout.

Provo River Parkway

30 Miles RT
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Take exit-272 off of I-15 and drive west to the Utah Lake State Park. Right before you enter the fee area of the state park you make a right, the trailhead starts about 200 feet along a small road to your right. You can also gain access at Provo Canyon trailhead at the junction of Route 189 and 800 North 6 miles east of I-15. The Provo River Parkway is a paved path that follows the Provo River for 15 miles from Utah Lake State Park to Vivian Park in Provo Canyon. Between Utah Lake and the mouth of Provo Canyon, the path is 8 feet wide and nearly flat most of the way. Once in the canyon the path widens to 16 feet, and rises a little more steeply. The Parkway intersects with the College Connector Trail in town, and up the canyon meets the Great Western Trail at Canyon Glen Park, and the Bonneville Shoreline Trail at Bridal Veil Falls Park. There are many access points along the pathway within Provo and at the many parks up Provo Canyon.

Row Bench

5.2 Miles One-Way

From Heber take HWY 40, 19.8 miles and turn left onto Road 049. Drive north 5.9 miles to Mill B Flat. Park at the corral and walk across a cattle guard, and a small bridge to the trailhead. The trail heads west 3.4 miles to fork right .9 mile to Center Canyon, and another .9 mile to Center Canyon Trailhead/HWY 40. If you do not have a shuttle you will have to retrace your steps back to your car.

Santaquin Peak/Loafer Mountain Trail

11 Miles RT

From I-15 take exit 254 into Payson and turn south on 600 East to the Mount Nebo Scenic Loop Drive. Drive 12.2 miles to a parking lot on your left to the trailhead. The trail heads north 1.2 miles and merges with Bennie Creek trail. Follow the trail north another 2.4 miles and keep right at this fork and .7 mile left at this fork, with another 1.4 miles to Santaquin Peak.

Silver Island-Graham Peak

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From Wendover drive on I-80 east for 4 miles. Take exit 4 and go north. After 1.2 miles go left at the junction and follow this road for 1 mile to Silver Mountains Road. Turn right at the BLM sign and head north for 14 miles and park along the road where the mountains begin to slope down to the road. This is not really a trail you just walk along the old jeep road giving views of the desert and salt flats. There are several natural caves and is about 10 miles to Graham Peak.

Snake Hollow

8 Miles RT

From Midway follow the signs to Wasatch Mountain State Park. From Main Street turn left onto SR 224, you will pass the golf course and head up Snake Hollow. Drive 3 miles to the parking lot at the Mill Flat Trailhead. The trail follows a dirt road. After 2.5 miles a road ead left to Cascade Springs 12 miles to the south. The road to the right continues 1.25 miles up to the summit.

Squaw Canyon Hike

6 Miles RT
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Take I-15 S to Provo (Center St. exit). Head E on Center St.; in 2 mi., turn L onto 900 E. Go 1.8 mi. and turn R onto Temple View Dr. In .5 mi., turn R onto E 2300 N; follow .4 mi. to parking lot. Perhaps the most popular smaller peak in Utah County is Squaw Peak, at the mouth of Rock Canyon (just above the Provo Temple and the Missionary Training Center). From the west you can see Squaw gently rising from north to south, but the south side drops abruptly to the canyon bottom, creating a ferocious south face. Take the trail which heads up Rock Canyon (which is paved for the first bit).You will cross five bridges and then continue about ¼ mile until you see the Squaw Peak Trail rock on the left (north). Take a good look at the photo of the rock with the words “Squaw Peak Trail” engraved on it. That’s your trail marker! As you make your way to the north, you’ll have a fine view of Mt. Timpanogos. The trail turns and gets steeper as you finish the climb to the summit, where you are greeted with an impressive view back down to the Rock Canyon trailhead, nearly 3,000 feet straight down! Take in nearly-360-degree views on Squaw Peak (7,876 ft.) from which you can see Utah Lake.

Stealth Trail System

8.4 Mile Loop
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From I-80 east take exit Kimball Junction and turn left driving through the intersection. Turn right onto the Frontage Road at the stop sign, and take the second left onto Glenwild Road and park on your left. This area gives access to Blackhawk Trail Loop & Glenwild Loop.

Sterling Hollow Trail/Spanish Fork Peak

8.5 Miles RT
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From I-15 take the Price/Manti exit to HWY 89/Hwy 6. Drive east for awhile and once in the canyon drive 4 miles to a dirt road on the left that takes you through a green gate for another mile to the trailhead. There is a mailbox in a pile of rocks at the peak with a log book in it.

Warner Lake

N.38.31.093-W.-109.16.447 : 3 Acres

This tiny lake just north of Oowah Lake has rainbow trout.

Willow Lake

N.39.08.166-W.111.23.229 : 15.13 Acres

From Ferron head west past Millsite Reservoir on Forest Road 022 (gravel road) for 15 miles up the canyon. The lake will be on the south side of the road. The lake has rainbow, brook, tiger trout, and grayling in it.

Windy Pass Trail

7 Miles RT
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Drive 1.8 miles up Provo Canyon, and turn right at Squaw Peak Road. Follow this road for 4 miles to a fork, and turn left. After 5.4 miles take the Rock Canyon Campground turnoff. Continue another .5 miles on a rough road to a pullout where the trail connects from the campground. The trail take you along a stream, and gives you access to Windy Pass.