Thompson Lake

Kamas, Utah 84036

Thompson Lake

Thompson Lake Professional Review and Guide

"One word can describe Thompson Lake—inaccessible. In fact, some call Thompson Lake the most inaccessible lake in the High Uintas. Because of this distinction, we have included it in this book, though we don’t recommend it for everyone. If you’re up for some serious mountaineering and some truly remote fishing, you might like it.

From the Highline trailhead, descend 300 feet over a mile to the Mirror Lake Trail junction. Stay left and follow the Highline Trail 4.0 miles southeast across several gentle ravines to a posted sign at the Naturalist Basin turnoff . Stay right (east) at this junction, continuing on the Highline Trail. Go about 1.0 mile to another junction with the trail heading into the East Fork of the Duchesne River. Stay right (south then east) at another junction about 1.0 mile farther with the trail heading over the high pass to Four Lakes Basin. From here, a steep trail goes another 1.0 mile to Cyclone Pass and ends in a massive boulder fi eld on the other side. The boulders continue all the way to Thompson Lake."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
600 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
17 hours
10,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,000 feet
Top Elevation
Ashley National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Hayden Peak, Explorer Peak
Local Maps

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Oct 2018