Notch Lake

Kamas, Utah

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Going down anyone? Boy, you sure don’t find many hikes like this one in the High Uintas. You actually get to hike downhill on the hike in. A fast hiker should be able to cover the entire distance in an hour. But coming back out may be a bit slower, as you’ll have to make up 500 feet of elevation. Notch Lake lies at the east base of Notch Mountain and is visible from the trail. From Bald Mountain trailhead, the trail goes west and then northwest 2.3 miles to the lake. It is actually a reservoir that fluctuates quite a bit as the summer progresses. Notch usually drops more than 20 feet and loses about half its surface size. Campsites are abundant and spacious, so don’t worry about a place to stay, although you might have some company. Spring water flows just west of the lake.
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)

Going down anyone? Boy, you sure don’t find many hikes like this one in the High Uintas. You actually get to hike downhill on the hike in. A fast hiker should be able to cover the entire distance in an hour. But coming back out may be a bit slower, as you’ll have to make up 500 feet of elevation.

Notch Lake lies at the east base of Notch Mountain and is visible from the trail. From Bald Mountain trailhead, the trail goes west and then northwest 2.3 miles to the lake. It is actually a reservoir that fluctuates quite a bit as the summer progresses. Notch usually drops more than 20 feet and loses about half its surface size. Campsites are abundant and spacious, so don’t worry about a place to stay, although you might have some company. Spring water flows just west of the lake.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Kamas
Distance: 4.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 10,700 feet
Top Elevation: 10,700 feet
Local Contacts: Wasatch National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Mirror Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Notch Lake

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