Ouray Lake Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"It doesn’t look like much at first glance, but give it a chance. This is a good place to establish a base camp, or just hide out. At the north end of the lake is a great little campsite, complete with rock tables; nearby, a couple of springs enter the small streams that feed Ouray Lake. Equestrians particularly like this spot because it is situated in a box canyon with plenty of horse pasture.
The Highline is the most popular trailhead of the High Uintas. From Kamas, take the Mirror Lake Highway (Highway 150) 34 miles to a large sign on the east side of the road that says “Highline Trail.” You can’t get lost finding this one. This trailhead has a listed capacity of twenty-four vehicles, but there are often considerably more parked here on busy weekends. The overcrowded trailhead is equipped with toilets, water, stock ramp, and nearby campsites. This is the main takeoff point for popular treks ranging from 5 to 50 miles in length."