Help Me Plan My Southwestern Road Trip: Fishlake National Forest

My buddies and I want to take a car-camping spring road trip through the Southwest, beginning and ending in Las Vegas. What do you recommend?

Apr 23, 2012
Outside Magazine
Leaving Capitol Reef

Leaving Capitol Reef via Shutterstock    Photo:Nagel Photography


Day 5
Leave Capitol Reef and drive two hours east to the 1.5-million-acre Fishlake National Forest, a high-alpine plateau filled with peaks and streams. What you can do here depends on the size of the snowpack. The trout fishing on Fish Lake, Utah's largest freshwater alpine lake, is nearly unsurpassed in the West, and the 25-mile Mytoge Mountain Trail that rings its shores attracts mountain bikers from around the country. If the spring thaw hasn't happened yet, you might be able to take some turns on the 42 runs at Eagle Point ski resort. Stay at homey Moore's Old Pine Inn in Marysville. The flag-draped Betsy Ross room starts at $65 per night.

Day 1: Vegas to Zion
Day 2: Zion National Park
Day 3: Bryce Canyon National Park
Day 4: Capitol Reef National Park
Day 5: Fishlake National Forest
Day 6: Cedar Breaks National Monument

Filed To: Adventure Adviser

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