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70 degrees in the valley, 6 feet of snow in the mountains

A warm and sunny day (70) in Salt Lake city and we took a drive to Evanston, Wyoming by way of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John N
Salt Lake City, Utah
High and winding

The Mirror Lake Hwy, out of Kamas, UT, is one of the most scenic roads in Utah. It is a paved... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm and sunny day (70) in Salt Lake city and we took a drive to Evanston, Wyoming by way of Mirror Lake and Kings Peak. The higher in elevation the cooler it got. For several miles approaching the summit and after the snow actually...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mirror Lake Hwy, out of Kamas, UT, is one of the most scenic roads in Utah. It is a paved route that takes one past beautiful high mountain lakes and stunning vistas. The high point of the route, between two 11,500' peaks is over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

I love heading up to the Uintas for a day trip. All of the lakes are beautiful. The numerous hiking options make it great for taking family and friends of all experience levels. It can get VERY busy on a summer weekend. I love to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David J
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Beautiful mountain drive with a gorgeous stop at Mirror Lake. Not super steep or anything like that. Just a nice mountain drive. Mirror Lake was crowded but found parking and enjoyed hanging out relaxing and taking in the scenery.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bruce B
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We intended to drive to Mirror Lake but on the day we chose the road down to Mirror Lake was closed due to a fire. So we stopped at a few of the other lakes, all smaller, but all interesting in their own right. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WStaso
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

What a great day and great drive. This is well worth it. Very scenic. Take time to stop at the lakes and especially the pulloffs at the top.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Saw this third week in September and aspen leaves were beautiful. Also some great hiking in the Unitas. You might want to turn around after Mirror Lake and head back to Kamas. It gets more high-desert like toward the WY border.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

My husband and i did this ride on our second day in Park City in mid August temp perfect,what a scenic drive..Started in the town of KAMAS all the way to Mirror Lake. so many places to stop and great photo moments..the PROVO RIVER FALLS...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful drive from Park City! The leaves on the mountain trees are just changing. The Aspens are golden and the Burning Bushes are deep red. Breathtaking! This is the first week of September I would love to see it in another week. Next year....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lindafosters
Reviewed September 2, 2018

My wife and I drove Mirror Lake Byway on the morning of August 28th. Very beautiful and breathtaking scenery. Don't be in a hurry as the road is to be enjoyed. Also from Mirror Lake it is only about 30 minutes to the Wyoming border...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 11, 2018|
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Response from MTwandereratheart | Reviewed this property |
Yes! We took our Beagle and she loved it! Per the Forest Service Website for Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest they state the following: All dogs must be on a leash in all campgrounds, picnic areas, and trailheads at... More
May 19, 2018|
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Response from D Michael E | Reviewed this property |
No cabins in the forest that I know of, but It is less than an hours drive from Park City and about an hour an a half from Salt Lake. There are private cabins in that area but no central rental to my knowledge. My advice is... More
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Los Angeles, California
Driving Around Park City (1 Reply)
Hello! We are visiting for 2 weeks in early October and wanted to do the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway and Alpine Loop. The UDOT website says that chains are required October - March. Is this really the case for early October? We don't have a lot of experience with snow driving or chains. Thanks!
September 28, 2016|
Response fromConnie B|
I'm not sure why there's a reference on the UDOT site about needing chains October to May. Both those roads close completely during the winter. They aren't plowed, at all. There hasn't been enough snow yet to have that happen. If the road/weather is bad enough to require the use of chains, you shouldn't be out driving in it if you don't have experience driving in snow. Frankly, I don't think you'll have a problem driving Mirror Lake highway in the next couple of weeks as it's pretty heavily...More
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Mirror Lake Scenic Byway Questions (3 Replies)
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June 13, 2018|
Response fromConnie B|
Most of the campgrounds along the Mirror Lake Highway are going to be at 8000’ or greater. Mirror Lake is over 10,000’. Be prepared for overnight temps in the 30s. Coming in from Heber City, the last chance for groceries, food and gas will be in Kamas, Utah.