Kamas has about 2,000 residents. It’s a farming/ranching community, nestled at the foot of the Uinta mountains.
Start with breakfast at Mirror Lake Diner (35 S. Main Street). Enjoy a tasty omelette or some fluffy pancakes.
Visit the U.S. Forest Service office (50 E. Center Street) to learn about conditions in the mountains, and pick up a map or two.
Then, stop by Samak Smoke House (1937 E Mirror Lake Hwy) to stock up on some fresh jerky and other snacks. If you’re planning on fishing later in the day, pick up a fishing license and whatever fishing gear you need.
Head up the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway. It’s an absolutely gorgeous drive where you’ll be surrounded by pine trees. Roll your windows down and smell that fresh, mountain air.
Visit Provo River Falls, about 23 miles from Kamas. These falls are stunning, and you can sit and enjoy a picnic lunch while watching them.
Cool off by wading in one of the lower pools (the water is super-cold, though).
Continue along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway and stop at one of the lakes that’s just off the road. You’ll find several pretty, little lakes along the way, including Lily Lake, Trial Lake, Lost Lake, Moosehorn Lake and more. Take a stroll around the lake, take some photos, or…
...try your hand at fishing. The best thing about fishing along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway is that if the fish aren’t biting at one lake, you can always try another.
When you get to Mirror Lake, take a hike around the perimeter of the lake, or branch off to one of several trails.
Watch for moose, which are plentiful in the area.
As the sun gets low in the sky, head back to downtown Kamas to grab a burger and a drink at Notch Pub, where you’ll also find live music on the weekend.