Silver Lake Trail 036 is a hiking and horse trail in Utah County, Utah. It is within Lone Peak Wilderness Area and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 7,533 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,021 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms and parking. Along the trail there are springs.
Silver Lake Trail 036 Professional Reviews and Guides
"Breathtaking alpine scenery, abundant wildlife, and a well-designed new trail to a blue lake nestled in a glacial bowl make Silver Lake one of the most perfect hikes in Utah County. It’s a great day hike, but you’ll want to stay longer."
--Greg Witt, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City (Menasha Ridge Press).
"Set in a truly gorgeous mountainscape, Silver Lake in American Fork Canyon (not to be confused with the Silver Lake farther north off Big Cottonwood Canyon) gives you tremendous rewards for hiking its short length. In fact, just driving up the final bit of road to the trailhead provides a stunning view of an array of mountains in the distance, including Mount Timpanogos, giving you an idea of the unparalleled alpine scenery awaiting you on the actual trail."
--Julie K. Trevelyan , 100 Classic Hikes Utah (The Mountaineers Books).
"Silver Lake is located in the Lone Peak Wilderness."
--Dayna Stern, Best Hikes With Dogs: Utah (The Mountaineers Books).
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