Lamb Lakes

Mountain View, Wyoming

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Just before arrival you might say, “What a bummer.” That’s because the last mile is extremely rocky and impossible for horse travel. The trail begins on State Route 96, just before arriving at Browne Lake. Follow the West Fork trail 5.5 miles south, then drop over the ridge 1 mile west to Bummer Lake. From the trailhead, the trail climbs 2.5 miles to the Sheep Creek Canal, then goes another 2.0 miles to a creek crossing on West Fork. After crossing the creek, the trail climbs the slopes toward the top of the ridge for about 1.0 mile. Before reaching tree line, turn right off the trail and contour 1.0 mile to Lamb Lakes. Lamb Lakes can provide prime angling. However, fishing is unpredictable. Although these lakes receive little pressure, most have a history of winterkill during long, hard winters. In the summer months, there’s an excellent elk population here. Signs of elk are everywhere, but actually seeing these animals can be quite difficult.
Hiking Utah's High Uintas

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Hiking Utah's High Uintas

by Jeffrey Probst & Brad Probst, Revised by Brett Prettyman (Falcon Guides)

Just before arrival you might say, “What a bummer.” That’s because the last mile is extremely rocky and impossible for horse travel. The trail begins on State Route 96, just before arriving at Browne Lake. Follow the West Fork trail 5.5 miles south, then drop over the ridge 1 mile west to Bummer Lake.

From the trailhead, the trail climbs 2.5 miles to the Sheep Creek Canal, then goes another 2.0 miles to a creek crossing on West Fork. After crossing the creek, the trail climbs the slopes toward the top of the ridge for about 1.0 mile. Before reaching tree line, turn right off the trail and contour 1.0 mile to Lamb Lakes. Lamb Lakes can provide prime angling. However, fishing is unpredictable. Although these lakes receive little pressure, most have a history of winterkill during long, hard winters. In the summer months, there’s an excellent elk population here. Signs of elk are everywhere, but actually seeing these animals can be quite difficult.

© 2016 Jeffrey Probst & Brad Probst, Revised by Brett Prettyman/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mountain View
Distance: 13
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 8 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 8,500 feet
Top Elevation: 10,500 feet
Local Contacts: Ashley National Forest, Supervisor’s Office, 355 North Vernal Ave., Vernal UT 84078, (435) 781-1181; Flaming Gorge Ranger District, 25 West Highway 43, Manila, UT 84046, (435) 784-3445
Local Maps: USGS Whiterocks Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Lamb Lakes

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May 2018