Mirror Lake Highway opens its gates
Ryan Summerlin May 18, 2012
The Mirror Lake Highway (S.R. 150) opened its gates for the summer season Monday afternoon, according to the Heber-Kamas Ranger District office.
The highway, according to the ranger office, is open entirely, but a couple feet of residual snow from the winter still covers some of the smaller adjacent roads off the main highway.
Lower campgrounds open along the highway include Yellowpine, Soapstone, Shady Dell, Cobblerest, Smith and Morehouse and Lunchfork.
Visitors must purchase a recreation pass to use facilities in the area and the prices have remained the same: A $6 pass is available and good for three days, while a $12 pass is good for seven days; a $45 annual pass is also available. The passes are good for recreation along both the Alpine Scenic Loop and the Mirror Lake Highway.
According to www.utah.com , the Mirror Lake Highway climbs to an elevation of 10,687 feet at Bald Mountain Pass before descending past Mirror Lake, then to Bear River Ranger Station with its Historical Tie Hack Cabin. From there the route parallels the Bear River and on to Evanston, Wyo.
Wolf Creek Pass (S.R. 35) is also open. For more information call the Heber-Kamas Ranger District office at (435) 783-4338.