I can't believe it took me nearly nine years to discover this off-the-beaten-path lake on the Markagunt Plateau. The unnamed lake occupies a large depression formed on the Red Desert lava flow. The depression likely roots into one of hundreds of sink holes developed in the underlying Claron Formation. I noticed the lake while scouting out seldom-used singletrack near Cedar Breaks National Monument. When I found the lake back in August, I knew I had to bring the family back, which I finally did just in time for an explosion of Fall color.
|Unnamed lake on the Markagunt Plateau in late summer.|
|The same lake in September.|
|Our daughters' friend Angel hops across rocks looking for salamanders.|
|Since there are no fish stocked in this lake, small animals such as this Tiger salamander larvae can thrive.|