Milk Lake

Duchesne, Utah 84021

Milk Lake

Milk Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Milk Lake is for loners. In fact, Milk Lake is a loner itself. Situated high on the east side of the Yellowstone Drainage, there are no other lakes for miles in any direction. It’s a long, steep hike whether you’re following Yellowstone Creek or coming over Bluebell Pass from the Swift Creek Drainage. The Swift Creek route is shorter by 3 miles and is the suggested route. You’ll need to traverse Bluebell Pass, but it is not bad as mountain passes go, even by horseback.

If you feel alone and remote at Milk Lake, it’s because, well, you are. It’s a great feeling. You might feel almost like an explorer in this vast country that rarely sees visitors of the human kind. This is a true wilderness experience. You should be in great physical shape and confident of your skills before coming out here."

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Trail Information

Duchesne
Nearby City
22
Distance
2,700 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
14 hours
Duration
8,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,700 feet
Top Elevation
Ashley National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Garfield Basin
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018