Mirror Lake (Utah)

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Mirror Lake
Mirror Lake, Uinta Mountains, Utah.JPG
Mirror Lake as seen from Bald Mountain. The Mirror Lake Highway is in the foreground.
Location Uinta Mountains, Duchesne County, Utah, US
Coordinates 40°42′16.51″N 110°53′17.47″W / 40.7045861°N 110.8881861°W / 40.7045861; -110.8881861Coordinates: 40°42′16.51″N 110°53′17.47″W / 40.7045861°N 110.8881861°W / 40.7045861; -110.8881861
Basin countries United States
Surface area 53.4 acres (0.216 km2)[1]
Max. depth 36 ft (11 m)
Surface elevation 10,050 ft (3,060 m)[2]
References [1][2]

Mirror Lake is a lake in the high Uinta Mountains in Utah. It is a popular fishing and recreation spot. The lake contains three species of trout: rainbow, brook, and tiger. The lake has a Forest Service campground, picnic facilities, and a boat ramp for non-motorized watercraft. Access to the lake is by the Mirror Lake Highway, which is only open during the summer (other than by snowmobile).

The lake's name comes from the near-perfect reflection of the surrounding mountains and trees seen from a roadside overlook or from the shore. The shoreline is owned by the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and has full public access.

Mirror Lake includes the adjacent Mirror Lake Campground, with latrines, day-use areas and 94 campsites. The water that enters the lake is overflow from Pass Lake located just above Mirror Lake. The outflow is the headwaters of the Duchesne River.

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  1. ^ a b Mirror Lake Campground and Picnic Area
  2. ^ a b North Eastern Utah Fishing Waters

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