Fishlake National Forest

Southwestern Utah

More than 300 miles of trails cover this mountainous forest; 4WD roads lead north of town around Thousand Lake Mountain (11,306ft). Hwy 72, 16 miles west of town in Loa, is a paved route through the same area. Fish Lake, a giant trout fishery, is 21 miles northwest of Loa, off Hwy 25. Check with the Fremont River/Loa Ranger District Office for info.

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