Mirror Lake (Uinta Mountains)

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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.
LocationUinta Mountains, Duchesne County, Utah, US
Coordinates40°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 countriesUnited States
Surface area53.4 acres (0.216 km2)[1]
Max. depth36 ft (11 m)
Surface elevation10,050 ft (3,060 m)[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.

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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