Powder Project Logo

green Desolation Lake Route

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Trail

1.8 mile 3.0 kilometer point to point
Ascent
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 958' 292 m
Descent: -18' -6 m
High: 9,235' 2,815 m
Low: 8,285' 2,525 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 10% (6°)
Max Slope: 20% (12°)
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Spencer Parkin

Avalanche risk for Nov 26, 2017: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

Full forecast for UAC: Salt Lake — Brought to you by UT Avalanche Center

Avy tweets from @UACwasatch

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Weather

Getting forecast...

Current ascent conditions

Unknown See History

Popular ski lines nearby

Skied this ascent?

Add details to help others plan their adventure.

The way to Desolation Lake.

Spencer Parkin
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

A skin track will get set by someone, and become well established by all who'll follow, that takes the right-fork at the sign up Mill D North Fork that heads towards Desolation Lake. The line drawn on the map is an approximate location of that track. (Note that the sign may be completely buried beneath the snow, so look for a prominent fork in the skin track.)

This area is breathtaking, and an easy skin at an easy grade. Watch out for moose.

Once at the lake, there are many options, but this place is much more avalanche-prone than its neighboring Powder Park Route area.

Contacts

Rate This Ascent

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ascent

Check In

Check-Ins

Feb 21, 2019
Spencer Wilcoxson
Took 9990 from the canyons ski resort. Rode the North facing aspect

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#62

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#2

in Utah

#62

Overall
4 Views Last Month
27 Since Jan 28, 2019
Easy Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Powder Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Ski