Destination Details

Hiking to Desolation Lake

Desolation Lake

 Elevation: 9240  Feature: Lake
Notes: It is a large mountain lake, with no apparent outlet. Many trails lead to here, including the long distance Desolation Trail.


Trail Time
(roundtrip)
Distance
(roundtrip)
Elevation
Change
Trail
Aspect
From trailheads in Big Cottonwood Canyon leading to Desolation Lake
 Mill D North Fork Trailhead   3.5 to 6.0 hrs   7.2 miles   1940 feet   South 
From trailheads in Mill Creek Canyon leading to Desolation Lake
 Little Water Trailhead via Dog Lake   4.0 to 6.0 hrs   8.4 miles   1610 feet   North 
From trailheads in Big Cottonwood Canyon leading to Desolation Lake
 Willow Heights Trailhead via Desolation Peak   4.0 to 6.5 hrs   9.8 miles   1420 feet   Southwest 
 Beartrap Fork Trailhead via Beartrap Fork   3.5 to 5.5 hrs   6.4 miles   1680 feet   Southwest 


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.659488    Longitude: -111.602485 

 WasatchHiker Map (shows trails)    
 Google Map (shows lat/lon on map)


 External Links for Desolation Lake  
Description  Go-Utah
Photos  SummitPost
Video  Desolation Lake


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