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Utah, Brighton Lakes Trail
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State: Utah
Location: Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Length, One-Way: 1.9 miles
Trail Type: Out and Back
Minimum Elevation: 8760 feet
Maximum Elevation: 9040 feet
Elevation Change: 680 feet
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Difficulty: Moderate
Usage: Light

Mule Deer in Bryce canyon
Mule Deer in Bryce canyon

Trail Information

The Brighton Lakes Trail is a connecting trail between Twin Lakes Reservoir and the Lake Mary Trail. The trail offers a panoramic view of the peaks that surround the Brighton Bowl.

The Brighton Lakes Trail is a great hike for the views, the lakes, the landscape and the wildflowers. The trail up to Lake Mary is steep, but short and comes to the lake pretty quickly. Lake Mary is the largest of the lakes on this trail and the views are spectacular.

During winter, the Brighton Lakes Trail becomes the domain of snowshoers.

Directions

From the Silver Lake Loop Trailhead:
Via Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd) to Brighton. Start from the Silver Lake Loop trailhead which begins across the road from the Brighton Store. The Brighton Lakes Trail joins Twin Lakes Trail about 1 1/4 mile from the start.

From the Lake Mary Trail:
Via Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd) to Brighton. Start from the Lake Mary Trail which begins behind the Mt. Majestic Lodge. The Brighton Lakes Trail joins Lake Mary Trail about 1 mile up

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