Bald Mountain Pass

Bald Mountain Pass, the highest paved road in Utah

Bald Mountain Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.272m (10,734ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary between Summit and Duchesne counties in the northeast part of the U.S. state of Utah. It’s the highest paved road in the state.

Is the road Bald Mountain Pass in UT paved?

The road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Mirror Lake Highway, also known as State Route 150. The road is 124.24km (77.2 miles) long, heading east from Kamas (in southwestern Summit County) to Evanston (the county seat of Uinta County). It was built in 1933.

Is the road Bald Mountain Pass closed?

Set high into the Uinta Mountains, the road is usually open from Memorial Day weekend to early November, depending on the weather. It’s said to be Utah's highest paved road.

Is Bald Mountain Pass scenic?

It is one of the most popular mountainous driving routes in Utah. The views at the summit are breathtaking. The drive is definitely worth it. Don’t forget your camera! Views from Bald Mountain Pass are impressive, and they become spectacular as you climb to the summit. You have a clear view of Mirror Lake, located just to the east, and a dozen other lakes in the western part of the Uintas. You also have great views of other towering mountain peaks. The summit is a great overlook of the High Uintas.

 

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