360 Adventure Hike to Cecret Lake Albion Basin Alta Utah




Cecret Lake Alta Utah by Albion Basion
Cecret Lake Alta Utah 

360 Adventure Hike to Cecret Lake 

Albion Basin Alta, Utah

After I enjoyed hiking in the Albion basin, if you make it up to the campground, then Cecret Lake is only 0.9 miles more, so of course I headed up to see the beautiful lake.  This lake is unique for the orange tinted rocks, many of which have almost rectangular prism shapes.  The lake is a pretty blue, and I was super lucky that the clouds came and made it a cool nice hike. I timed it perfectly, for as I was heading down a quick hail storm happened.  They were small, but still they were a little painful as they hit my face.  I was so glad it ended quickly, for it would have been no fun to be stuck in a hail storm for long hiking.  
Cecret Lake Alta Utah by Albion Basion
Cecret Lake Alta Utah 
  • Appropriate for ALL Ages
  • About 460 feet elevation gain (but is already pretty high altitude, so you might find you need to take it slow and your breathing might be affected.
  • About 1 hour East of SLC
  • It is much higher elevation, ,so it will be colder than you think it will be.  Take a jacket.  You will usually see snow here until mid July. 
  • Does cost to get in.  I think it is $7 or 8 per car.
  • About 1.7 miles heavily trafficked trail by Alta Ski Resort.  Really popular in Summer to pair with Wild Flower hike in Albion Basion that is also right here.  

Below is 360 Degree Google Earth Trail Around Cecret Lake 







Video above is of Trail head to Cecret Lake

Stream on Cecret Lake Hike Alta Utah

VIDEO OF A BEAUTIFUL STREAM ON THE TRAIL UP TO CECRET LAKE

Not long after starting the trail head at the campground you get to cross this pretty stream. 






Here is a link from utah.com of GPS locations for hike.  https://utah.com/hiking/cecret-lake


Blue Bells by Pretty Stream you cross on the Trail to Cecret Lake
Blue Bells by Pretty Stream you cross on the Trail to Cecret Lake


The Wildflowers here are beautiful.  The best spot to catch the wildflowers in this area is 

ALBION BASION ALTA, UTAH 

which is just below this hike, and an easy one to pair with Cecret Lake. When you get done checking out this beautiful lake, you should also check out this awesome hike. 






Pretty flower cluster of White, Blue and Yellow with the Orange cliff behind on Trail to Cecret Lake
Pretty flower cluster of White, Blue and Yellow with the Orange cliff behind on Trail to Cecret Lake


Yeah we are to the lake!  Hike to lake is a 0.9 miles.

Trail is big orange rocks and cliffs, so to see flowers growing out from the rocks is very unique. 


Like most lakes up Little & Big Cottonwood Canyon, there is NO Swimming allowed in the lake.

Beautiful Yellow flowers with Cecret Lake Alta Utah in the Background
Beautiful Yellow flowers with Cecret Lake Alta Utah in the Background




Video above is of a beautiful cliff you pass on the way up to the lake. 


360 Google Earth Trail above is a walk around the Lake in an area where you need to cross a pile of Orange Boulders.


Bell flower on the side of the Cecret Lake Alta Utah Albion Basion 


 
I haven't seen these adorable flowers yet this year on the trail.  These look like a flower ready for a girls tea party, but in a few weeks they will bloom and then then look like a prickly scary flower.  So funny how they change.  

If you like this hike, there is more of this beautiful area to see.  Click on the Cecret Lake Google Earth Link. then click on the little dude in the bottom corner, then any blue line or dot where you want to see more. 
 Cecret Lake Alta Utah Google Earth Link
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If you liked this area, you will also just LOVE
SILVER LAKE

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and
LAKE MARY




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and
LAKE BLANCHE
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and
RED PINES LAKE




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