Trail Details

Desolation Lake from Beartrap Fork TH<br />via Beartrap Fork

Desolation Lake from Beartrap Fork TH
via Beartrap Fork

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 3.5 to 5.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 6.4 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1680 feet
 Main Aspect: Southwest
 Climb Rate: 525 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 10%
Notes: This trail is the shortest way to Desolation Lake from a road. You come very close to Desolation Peak, so you might as well hit it too while you’re in the neighborhood. 2
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links


Trailhead
Beartrap Fork TH
Trailhead Elevation: 7560 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 10.7 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: The trailhead is somewhat difficult to find. Look for the gate in the picture on the northeast side of the road. There is really no parking area, just park along the road near the gate.


Waypoint 1
Beartrap Fork
 Elevation: 9500  Feature: Canyon
Notes: This trail is not used much and is the shortest route to Desolation Peak and Desolation Lake.


Destination
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.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.659488    Longitude: -111.602485 

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


External Links
for this trail
Photos  UtahPictures
 UtahPictures
Route Description  WillhiteWeb


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