Ruth Lake Area, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, UT

Discover the forgotten lakes and boulder fields in, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, UT. Take Ruth Lake Trail and head off on a private adventure.
By Elisabeth Kawk-Hefferan ,

The view from the Ruth Lake, take this trail to secluded lakes located throughout the mountains. Photo by Scott Finley / Flickr

The 1.5-mile maintained trail to Ruth Lake sees plenty of traffic— the string of high-elevation tarns sprinkled above it, not so much. Ditch the crowds and strike

out to the northwest to wander through a boulder-strewn play- ground at 10,000 feet. Choose a campsite at Hayden, Naomi, Fir, Jewel, Cutthroat, or Teal Lakes, or connect them all for a quick- escape 5-mile cross-country loop. Infofs.usda.gov/uwcnf

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