Lake Desolation Area

Salt Lake City, Utah 84171

Lake Desolation Area

Lake Desolation Area Professional Review and Guide

"Lake Desolation is surrounded by quality backcountry skiing, from south-facing open glades to tree skiing on north and east aspects. The area draws all kinds of backcountry types—from weathered telemarkers out for a long tour to modern twin-tippers barreling down from Park City Mountain Resort (in what used to be Canyons Resort) next door. They all come to this tiny lake nestled in a box canyon deep in the Wasatch Mountains to farm powder that is well protected from wind and sun. Getting to Lake Desolation can be either hard or easy, depending on where you’re coming from. If you have a pass to Park City Mountain Resort, a descent into the Lake Desolation backcountry is as easy as riding the 9990 chairlift and skiing down the short, west-facing slopes to the lake at 9200 feet."

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Trail Information

Salt Lake City
Nearby City
2,490 feet
Elevation Gain
Skill Level
5 hours
7,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,990 feet
Top Elevation
Additional Use
USGS Mount Aire; Wasatch Backcountry Skiing; Alpentech Wasatch Touring 1
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Activity Feed

Jul 2018