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The Sapphire Lakes In Utah That Are Devastatingly Gorgeous

Utah has so many pretty lakes, that it’s hard to choose just one to write about! We’ve already featured one of our favorites, Bear Lake, which is considered the “Caribbean of the Rockies.” And, of course Lake Powell has some of the bluest water in Utah. To see multiple gorgeous lakes, take the Brighton Lakes Trail.

Today, we’re featuring some lakes you may not know about. Hiking to the Amethyst Basin requires some work, but it’s well worth the effort. Most people backpack in and stay the night to fully enjoy this adventure.

The Amethyst Basin and lakes trail is deep in the Uinta wilderness. Make sure you’re adequately prepared for your trip. Bring warm clothing (including a parka – there is usually snow on Ostler Peak until late in the summer months). Pack in plenty of food and water, and bring a water filtration system. As always, hike with a friend and tell someone where you’re going and when you plan to return.

For more great Utah lakes, take a look at these 10 gorgeous Utah lakes that are demanding your attention.

Catherine Armstrong
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.