Near Kamas, Utah
Provo River Falls, Mirror Lake Highway, Uintah Mountains
44.5 Miles from Kamas to the end of the Scenic Byway
Allowed on leash
6$ 3 day pass required if you use any of the facilities on the Mirror Lake Highway
Lots of fresh water if you have a purifier. Otherwise pack in your water.
Open year round
Lots of shadee
Great visible trail
Many out houses
Lots of camping areas
Kamas is the nearest place for food. Bring snacks as needed
Bag for food and water, swim suit, towel, hat, sunglasses
You can enter Mirror Lake Highway Scenic Byway from either Kamas, Utah or Evanston, Wyoming. The scenic Byway itself is 45 miles of the most beautiful scenery you will ever see. This is a wonderful scenic drive and there are many areas to camp, hike, backpack, ride ATV’s, watch wildlife, swim, and snowmobile, and fish. The road is the highest paved road in Utah. It takes you to nearly 11,000 feet. There are several 10-12,000 foot peaks to be seen on the road. These are really very scenic mountains.
Mirror Lake is the lake for which the road is named.
My favorite destination here is the Provo River Falls. It is very well signed on the road and there is a nice parking area and an outhouse at the falls. This is actually a set of several different very beautiful falls.
My favorite part of coming here is actually walking through and swimming in the falls and river. It is a natural waterpark! Start just below the parking lot and start hiking/swimming up the different falls. Make sure and wear good shoes and watch you step. We have taken small kids through and it is fine just be sure to keep a good eye and help everyone through safely as the rock can be very slick and the water swift. This is high mountain snow water so it is very cold and should be planned on accordingly. As someone who rarely gets cold I found the water in August to be quite refreshing. Once you reach the last of the falls simply follow the easy trail back to the parking lot. The round trip take around and hour.
As a person who loves scenic drives and a little adventure this is definitely a place that I enjoyed a lot and plan on returning to several more times. There are activities available that can be enjoyed by anyone. Its beautiful, fun, and a great place to escape the summer heat.