Tibble Fork Reservoir is the pristine alpine lake lake no one is telling you about! This lake has beautiful, clear, turquoise water and breathtaking mountain views.
Overview: Why have you never heard of this lake before? I think the answer is because it is advertised to fishermen more than hikers. However, we did find a Tibble Fork Trail that starts right next to the reservoir. We headed up this trail about a mile before it got too muddy to continue..because we were in sandals…I need to start keeping hiking shoes in the car for times like these!
If you don’t want to hike, Tibble Fork still has plenty of other stuff to do.
We saw people fishing, lounging on the beach, taking bridals and picnicking. There are also campgrounds near Tibble Fork to stay at or you can head up the canyon for a family bonfire nearby. (There were tons of available fire pit areas up American Fork Canyon, but not directly next to the lake.)
Tibble Fork Reservoir is located up American Fork Canyon in a fee area for Uinta National Forest. However, if you go now the fee station is closed still. I guess they don’t charge in the off season.
After visiting Tibble Fork, Zach said it was the most beautiful place in Utah (including the famous Southern Utah spots). We definitely plan on returning to Tibble Fork often.
- The Tibble Fork Trail is normally open to horses, bikes and motorbikes, but it is currently only open to hikers! Catch this trail now to catch some beautiful mountain views completely alone and uninterrupted.
Location: This area is located up American Fork Canyon. Follow UT-92 for five miles (past the Timpanogos Cave parking area) to a fork in the road. Take the left fork onto UT-144 and follow it for 2.5 miles. Your destination is on your right.
Location GPS Coordinates: (N) 40.482991, (W) -111.645060
Have you been to Tibble Fork Resevoir? What did you think of it? Let the other readers know in the comments!