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Spirit Lake Scenic Backway

Address
PO Box 279
Jct of Hwy 43/44 in Manila
Manila, UT 84046
Main
435-784-3445
General Location
South of Manila
Time to Allow
1 hour
Route Length
17 miles
Season
Spring through Fall (Closed in winter)

Spirit Lake backway is a 17-mile spur off the Sheep Creek Geological Loop, winding through forests and meadows to Spirit Lake. the road gradually climbs through pine and aspen forests to many flower filled meadows. Along the way, one will pass side roads to many scenic mountain lakes and trails. The road ends at 10,028 feet, along the shores of lovely Spirit Lake, lying close against the spine of the High Uintas. This site is one of the best places to spot moose in Flaming Gorge Country! Returning from Spirit Lake requires backtracking to Sheep Creek Loop.

Time to Allow
1 hour
Route Length
17 miles
Season
Spring through Fall (Closed in winter)
Fee
Free
Surface of Road
Graded dirt
Vehicle Suitability
Any vehicle
Points of Interest
Spirit Lake, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Scenic Pullouts
Camping Details
Abundant tent and RV camping along route

Basic Directions

Follow directions to the Sheep Creek Geological Loop. Spirit Lake backway is a well-marked turn off the pavement along the eastern end of the loop.

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