Trail Details

Desolation Lake from Mill D North Fork TH

Desolation Lake from Mill D North Fork TH

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 3.5 to 6.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 7.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1940 feet
 Main Aspect: South
 Climb Rate: 539 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 10%
Notes: This is the standard route to Desolation Lake. Take the right fork when you come to the Dog Lake junction. 2
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links





Trailhead
Mill D North Fork TH
Trailhead Elevation: 7300 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 9.0 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: There is great parking at Mill D, both sides of the road, and an outhouse. The Mill D North Fork trailhead is on the west end of the north parking lot.



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  Dawns Light Photography
Route Description  Salt Lake Tribune
 SummitPost
 UtahTravelCenter


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