Himanshi singh May 19, 2020
Right in the center of Utah Valley, the shallow Utah Lake covers an area of 380 square kilometers and reaches a depth of only 14 feet. Situated at an elevation of nearly 4,500 feet above sea level, Utah Lake is a freshwater wonder that Spanish colonists discovered in the 1770s.
Sitting on the border of Utah and Idaho, the prehistoric Bear Lake has been estimated to be an astonishing 250,000 years old! Nicknamed the "Caribbean of the Rockies," Bear Lake's pristine turquoise-colored waters (due to limestone deposits) make it one of the most beautiful lakes in America. Spanning an area of 280 square kilometers and with a depth of 208 feet,
Tony Grove Lake is situated in the Cache Canyon in the Logan Canyon Scenic Byway and adjacent to the Mount Naomi Wilderness area. At an elevation of 8,048 feet, this beautiful glacial body of water is surrounded by richly panoramic hiking and biking trails, majestic trees, and gorgeous wildflowers
Fish Lake is Utah's largest freshwater mountain lake and lies within the same named Fishlake National Forest. Surrounded by the Mytoge Mountains and at an incredible elevation of nearly 9,000 feet, this alpine lake is indeed a wondrous place of nature. Well known for its wide range of fish species, including tiger trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout,
Right in the Uinta Mountains, Mirror Lake sits at just over 10,000 feet, where some of Utah's best alpine views can be found. At the base of Bald Mountain, this lake is a popular place for waterside recreation, fishing, and camping. Named for its beautiful reflective waters, Mirror Lake is the home of species, including rainbow and tiger trout, and even offers its visitors opportunities for canoeing.
A reservoir lake within the Dixie National Forest, the shallow Navajo Lake (25 feet deep), is a charming and scenic body of water that sits at an elevation of 9,000 feet. It is sought after for its stunning natural surroundings and camping, hiking, boating, and fishing opportunities.
Sevier Lake in the Sevier Desert, unlike many other bodies of water in Utah, is mostly dry throughout the year. Despite its arid conditions, this unique lake area is well worth a visit, and its surrounding sand dunes make it one of the most exceptional places in the State. At an elevation of 4,550 feet, the climate around the lakeside is scorching in the summer.
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