Hiking to Ruth Lake, Uintas

July 10, 2017 4:53 pm Published by

Hiking to Ruth Lake, Uintas

Ruth Lake sits high in the Uintas Wilderness at roughly 10,200 ft. Ruth Lake is one of the easiest trails in the Uintas, making it great for families with children, or perfect for the beginner backpacker. Where else can you hike to a high alpine lake at only 0.8 miles one way and 155 ft elevation gain? Along the way you’ll get to see beautiful open meadows, streams that are perfect for the dogs to play in, and wide open opens of the surrounding peaks. The only downside? This is a heavily used trail, so don’t expect solitude. Keep in mind that the Mirror Lake Highway is only open from Memorial Day Weekend (unless snow delays the opening like in 2017)…

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