Mirror Lake’s elevation is 10,400 feet, so there’s hardly any suggestion of “summer” until July in this part of Utah. Even then, those temperatures are temporary. The timing is good, because July and August typically are the only months when the weather ever becomes uncomfortably hot in the Salt Lake Valley. That’s when Mirror Lake becomes especially attractive for a day’s visit or an overnight camping trip, with temperatures about 30 degrees cooler.
Even many people who live in Utah tend to think of the High Uintas as remote, yet Mirror Lake is only about 75 miles from downtown Salt Lake City and is easily accessible via the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway. Visit the U.S. Forest Service website for updated, seasonal information about camping and other opportunities to explore Mirror Lake.
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