McGath Lake Trail

Boulder, Utah

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This challenging trail has something for everyone: a technically difficult drive, panoramic views, and a secluded lake at the end. Special Attractions: Challenging 4WD trail through spectacular scenery; Backcountry camping and fishing at McGath Lake; Aspen viewing in fall. This trail is for experienced four-wheel drivers only. It is potentially dangerous, with large rocks, ruts, or terraces that may need to be negotiated. It may also have stream crossings at least 18 inches deep, involve rapid currents, unstable stream bottoms, or difficult access; steep slopes, loose surfaces, and narrow clearances; or very narrow sections of shelf road with steep drop-offs and potentially challenging road surfaces.
Backcountry Adventures: Utah

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Backcountry Adventures: Utah

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

This challenging trail has something for everyone: a technically difficult drive, panoramic views, and a secluded lake at the end. Special Attractions: Challenging 4WD trail through spectacular scenery; Backcountry camping and fishing at McGath Lake; Aspen viewing in fall. This trail is for experienced four-wheel drivers only. It is potentially dangerous, with large rocks, ruts, or terraces that may need to be negotiated. It may also have stream crossings at least 18 inches deep, involve rapid currents, unstable stream bottoms, or difficult access; steep slopes, loose surfaces, and narrow clearances; or very narrow sections of shelf road with steep drop-offs and potentially challenging road surfaces.

© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Boulder
Distance: 5.5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: June to October
Trailhead Elevation: 8,300 feet
Top Elevation: 9,400 feet
Local Contacts: Dixie National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Roger Peak, Escalante
Driving Directions: Directions to McGath Lake Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

3/29/2007
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ausome trail!!!!! saw plenty of deer and even a BLACK BEAR. 2 CREEK CROSSINGS one 2'6'' deep. huge boulders and A beutifull lake with plenty of brook trout. VERY SECLUDED



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