Joan Lake

Kamas, Utah

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It’s only 0.3 mile to Joan Lake, as the crow flies. Unfortunately we can’t fly. If you want to check out Joan Lake you will have pick your way up an extremely steep hill through loose rock, sand, and deadfall timber. There is no trail, and you’ll have to choose your route carefully to avoid several sizable cliffs. It can be done, but don’t try it on a horse. You can start hiking from Echo Lake. You may wish to try fishing at Echo Lake for a while before you hike. It receives heavy pressure but is one of the few lakes in the High Uintas containing golden trout. Joan Lake can be found by heading west up an extremely steep hill via a “chute” of loose rocks, sand, and deadfall timber. It’s a nasty hill that seems longer than it really is. Once you reach Joan Lake, there are four good fishing prospects to check out: Joan Lake, Gem Lake, Lake D–26, and the stream connecting Gem and Joan. Take a full day and explore the possibilities. This could be a fun-filled fishing trip for brook and cutthroat trout.
Hiking Utah's High Uintas

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Hiking Utah's High Uintas

by Jeffrey Probst & Brad Probst, Revised by Brett Prettyman (Falcon Guides)

It’s only 0.3 mile to Joan Lake, as the crow flies. Unfortunately we can’t fly. If you want to check out Joan Lake you will have pick your way up an extremely steep hill through loose rock, sand, and deadfall timber. There is no trail, and you’ll have to choose your route carefully to avoid several sizable cliffs. It can be done, but don’t try it on a horse.

You can start hiking from Echo Lake. You may wish to try fishing at Echo Lake for a while before you hike. It receives heavy pressure but is one of the few lakes in the High Uintas containing golden trout. Joan Lake can be found by heading west up an extremely steep hill via a “chute” of loose rocks, sand, and deadfall timber. It’s a nasty hill that seems longer than it really is. Once you reach Joan Lake, there are four good fishing prospects to check out: Joan Lake, Gem Lake, Lake D–26, and the stream connecting Gem and Joan. Take a full day and explore the possibilities. This could be a fun-filled fishing trip for brook and cutthroat trout.

© 2016 Jeffrey Probst & Brad Probst, Revised by Brett Prettyman/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Kamas
Distance: 0.6
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Trailhead Elevation: 8,600 feet
Top Elevation: 9,000 feet
Local Contacts: Ashley National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Mirror Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Joan Lake

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