(nr Loa UT)
Fish Lake is one of the few natural mountain lakes in the state of Utah. Obviously, it’s popular with fishermen. But, it also has one of the world’s largest aspen groves.
I really liked Johnson Valley Reservoir just to the north. A smaller lake, but more secluded and fewer people. Spent some time near the dam, and hiked the trail along the Fremont River.
Coming in, I took UT-72 over Hogan Pass at 8,975 ft. At the top, there was a viewpoint looking east toward Cathedral Valley, which is the north end of Capitol Reef NP. To get to Fish Lake you go west on UT-24, and then north on UT-25 and up to around 9,000 ft.
I spent a few days in the area while awaiting some mail to arrive in Loa. Dumped waste tanks, took on fresh water, and refilled propane. And also, did laundry. After getting the mail, I got groceries and filled up on gas. Then, headed toward the next big thing.
Camps: Fish Lake NF-Mackinaw CG, Dr.Creek CG, BLM-Boondock
Scene: Mountains, lakes, river, aspens