Heading east from Kamas into the Uinta Mountains, through the Wasatch-Cache National Forest
In addition to scenic viewpoints and picnic areas, numerous lakes and campgrounds line this high-mountain byway. Much of the journey parallels the Provo River.
The byway climbs to an elevation of 10,687 feet at Bald Mountain Pass before descending past Mirror Lake, then to Bear River Ranger Station with its Historical Tie Hack Cabin. From here the route parallels the Bear River and on to Evanston. Recreational activities along the byway include camping, fishing, cross-country skiing, hiking, riding ATVs and snowmobiling.
Visitors must purchase a recreation pass to use facilities in this area. A $6 is available and good for 3 days; a $12 pass is good for 7 days; there is also a $45 annual pass available. The passes are good for recreation along both the Alpine Scenic Loop and the Mirror Lake Hwy.
**Highway is maintained by UDOT (Utah Dept. Of Transportation). Highway is is open until the snow is too deep to plow. To check road conditions go to http://511.commuterlink.utah.gov/tats.web.report/