Camping and Skiing at Lily Lake

Rate this Adventure Lily Lake Trailhead

Activities

Camping, Photography, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Backpacking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Winter

Added by

Rob Witt

Forest
Groups
Scenic

Great beginner 6 mile cross-country skiing trip. Plenty of overnight winter camping areas. Gorgeous winter snowscapes. Incredibly dark skies for amazing stargazing.

When driving to the trailhead you must go through Evanston Wyoming to get there. The trailhead is located near the Bear River Lodge off the Mirror Lake Highway (UT 150).

The Lily Lake area in the Uintas is full of snowy landscapes waiting to be explored on skis, snowshoes, or even a snowmobile. You will find plenty of solitude and a satisfying increase in your heart rate as you trek through the miles of surrounding trails. The main trail is frequently groomed throughout the winter season, allowing for simple navigation to Lily Lake. There are also signs along the path leading to the lake and other trails.

With so many easily accessible trail options, this is a perfect outing for any number of people. Just by wandering off the main trail a hundred yards or so, you will not have any trouble finding a secluded camping spot for yourself or a group of 20+. If you are winter camping be sure to plan your adventure so you have enough daylight to dig out camp and set up tents.

For those into night photography, be sure to take advantage of the dark skies found in the Uintas. Bring extra batteries and keep them warm in your pockets.

You can add as many miles as you would like to your adventure on or off the trails. The several miles of trails nearby provide great views of thick forests and rocky mountain peaks in the distance. If you aren’t up for winter camping in the backcountry there are a few yurts that you can rent for the night (http://brorayurts.org) or you can always just cross-country ski around the overall area for the day (click here for a map of the Lily Lake trails).

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $300/night

The Cliff Lodge

Sandy, Utah

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Activities

Camping, Photography, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Backpacking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Winter

Added by

Rob Witt

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Backpack Mount Beulah via East Fork of the Bear River Trailhead

Adventure

Camp at Christmas Meadows in the Uinta National Forest

Adventure

Hike to Ostler Peak in the High Uintas

Adventure

Backpack to Ryder Lake

More Nearby Adventures

Related Stories

chillin

Patagonia's "Treeline" Is a Celebration of Our Dependence on Trees

Patagonia's newest release featuring the importance of forests all around the world. Follow skier...

activities

"Far Away" - Climbing in LiMing, China

Jenny Fischer and Kat Whipple traveled to Liming, China to attempt a first ascent in one of climb...

destinations

8 Bucket List Canyoneering Adventures in Southern Utah

It's cold, rainy and windy at home, which means I'm daydreaming about Southern Utah.

how-to

Senate Passes Historic Public Lands Package

This is great news, but we still need you to take action!

More Stories