Crystal Lake Uintas in 360 Degrees


Hubby and daughter fishing at Crystal Lake Uintas with Notch Mountain in the background
Hubby and daughter fishing at Crystal Lake Uintas with Notch Mountain in the background

Crystal Lake Uintas in 360 Degrees

Crystal Lake is a lake by Washington lake that you need hike 1/3 of a mile to get access to. This is nice for it keeps the lake quieter and a little more peaceful. We didn't have much luck here with fish, but my neighbor had great success here fly fishing.  You can walk around the whole lake, but because it has less traffic, there is not a clear trail in places.  There is a trail many take that walks away from the lake up to Washington lake, but the trail doesn't walk that close to the lake.  It is up on a ledge, so there was time we would hear someone, and look for someone new on the lake. We couldn't see anyone, and then we would see a glimpse of them far off up on that trail.  Most those people are going on a hike to visit lakes, and have no clue they are walking by their first lake for it is hidden through the trees and down a hillside.   
Interesting Rock tangled up in Root system of Dead Tree Crystal Lake
Interesting Rock tangled up in Root system of Dead Tree Crystal Lake


Video at Crystal Lake.


Cool Root System on Dead Tree on Crystal Lake
Cool Root System on Dead Tree on Crystal Lake


Yellow flowers on the edge of Crystal Lake Uintas
Yellow flowers on the edge of Crystal Lake Uintas


Things I Liked about Crystal Lake
  • I liked the different mountains you could see off in the distance.  At different spots on the lake you could see Notch Mountain, and haystack Mountain from around the Lake.
  • I liked that I could walk around the lake.  It wasn't a worn path, but that just means less traffic and I am ok with that.  
  • I loved that it was a quiet quaint lake that was super easy to relax at. 

NOTCH MOUNTAIN VIEWS at CRYSTAL LAKE

Hubby and Daughter Fishing at Crystal Lake
Hubby and Daughter Fishing at Crystal Lake with  Notch Mountain in the distance. 


Panorama at Crystal Lake with Notch Mountain in the Distance

Notch Mountain Uintas in the Background of Crystal Lake
Notch Mountain Uintas in the Background of Crystal Lake


Crystal Lake with Notch Mountain in the Background
Crystal Lake with Notch Mountain in the Background

Wild Flowers at Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake had a fun variety of Wild Flowers to enjoy.  I found White March Marigolds, these cute yellow ones below and Indian Paintbrush and more on my stroll around the Lake.

Wild Flowers at Crystal Lake

Wild Flowers at Crystal Lake

Hubby and Daughter Fishing at Crystal Lake
Hubby and Daughter Fishing at Crystal Lake

Beautiful Rocks on the shore with the clear water at Crystal Lake
Beautiful Rocks on the shore with the clear water at Crystal Lake

Views of Haystack Mountain from Crystal Lake


My Favorite chair and pole at Crystal Lake with Haystack Mountain in the background.
My Favorite chair and pole at Crystal Lake with Haystack Mountain in the background


Bridge at Crystal Lake to help you walk around lake with Haystack Mountain in the Background.
Bridge at Crystal Lake to help you walk around lake with Haystack Mountain in the Background

Crystal Lake with Haystack Rock in the Background
Crystal Lake with Haystack Rock in the Background

If you enjoyed this post, I think you will also LOVE my post on Mirror Lake that is right down the road.


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