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Butterfly Lake

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Butterfly Lake
Butterfly Lake


Butterfly Lake is a small natural lake in the western portion of the High Uintas. It receives extensive recreational usage. Its general shape is that of a butterfly. The shoreline is owned by the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, and public access is unrestricted. The lake may be regulated by its outlet, a culvert beneath U-150.

Butterfly Lake is on U-150 (the Mirror Lake Highway) at Hayden Pass (three miles north of Mirror Lake). The lake and adjacent campground are well marked. Fishing, camping, picnicking and hiking are all popular. The lake is much to small for boats. There is a backdrop of high, barren peaks. Summer temperatures are cool as a result of the extremely high elevation.

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