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Crystal Lake

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Crystal Lake is a beautiful lake in the High Uintas next to Trial and Washington Lakes that requires an extremely short family-friendly hike.


The Crystal Lake parking lot has recently been enlarged and improved. There are restrooms and room for lots of cars. Next to the restroom is the sign that says Crystal Lake.

The trail is easy to follow and nearly flat, so it’s great for all ages.

Here is beautiful Crystal Lake!

There is a path that circles the lake, but I haven’t had the chance to do it yet. Here is one from a little different angle.

We saw a deer along the road as we were leaving.

Trial and Washington Lakes are next door to Crystal Lake.


Distance – 0.3 miles round trip (0.9 if you circle the lake)
Approximate hiking time – 15-60 minutes
Elevation gain – 15-29 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – At Trailhead
Seasons to hike – June-October
Permits needed – $6 for a 3-day pass or a National Parks Pass
Pets allowed – Yes


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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