Pass Lake
USGS Derived Map Submitted by members of theBack Country Horsemen of Utah

Disclaimer: The following trail description was kindly submitted by horsemen in the Moab area. Use this information at your own risk. As with all horse related activities, trail riding is a sport with a considerable amount of inherent danger and risk. No guarantee is either stated or implied that you will find any of the information listed below to be accurate.


PASS LAKE TRAIL HEAD


Driving Directions: To arrive at this trail head, you will leave Kamas on the Mirror Lake Highway. Travel approximately 31 miles up the highway from Kamas. The trail head is about 1 mile north of the Mirror Lake turn off. It will be on your left hand side. You can also access the trail head from Evanston, Wyoming. You will leave Evanston on Highway 150 and travel 45 miles. The trail head will be on your right hand side, just 1 mile before the Mirror Lake turn off.

This is one of a handful of trails you can ride a loop in this part of the country. Elevation at the trail head is about 10,120 feet. You will climb to about 10,900 feet. There are several lakes you can stop at to have lunch or just enjoy the views. You will be near the top of the mountain and the views are spectacular. This ride can be accomplished in a day ride. The length of time will depend on how much sight seeing one enjoys. Several of the lakes have fish in them. They are small fish, typical of fish found in the high Uintas. You can access this spot from July to the end of September. It can be chilly in the morning. The wind can be blowing on the ridge tops. Always come prepared for rain.

This trail will be rated from moderate to difficult, depending on how much you and your horse have ridden in the Uintas. Cell phones are not reliable in these mountains. No camp sites are available at this trail head. There is a horse campground at Mirror Lake. It was opened in the summer of 1999. It is about a 1 mile drive from Mirror Lake to the trail head. This is an excellent location to ride for a weekend. Remember your low impact techniques while riding.



Happy trails!

Remember always to use your best judgement. Always take a moment to consider the suitability the weather, trail conditions, your horsemanship skills, the skill of those in your party, and perhaps most important...the physical and mental condition of your horses before each trip.
Safe Trails !!!


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