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.
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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