Cecret Lake


Not so secret. Though you'll wish you could have the vibrant wildflowers and moose families all to yourself. Easy. Gorgeous.

Every Utah local has done this hike (if you haven't, repent ye). The best part about Cecret Lake? It never gets old. The wildflowers are the best in the state; the hike is just easy and lovely; the whole family will love it, and the sunsets just below Sugarloaf are incredible. The worst part about Cecret Lake? It's not so secret. Yes, you will see other human beings, but don't let that deter you. Get to know your neighbors and all those tourists asking directions to wildflower heaven. Cecret Lake might soon be called Kumbaya Lake where all troubles flee.

Albion Basin Campground
(40.57639, -111.61278)
The trail starts at the west side of the Albion Basin Campground, at the top of the Little Cottonwood Canyon Road. It is well-marked and easy to find.

Cecret Lake
(40.5713401, -111.6215889)
The trail runs west from the campground. It climbs a gentle slope, with about 300 feet of elevation gain. Along the way, there are interpretive signs with information about the basin, its plants, animals, and geology.

From the lake, you can return the way you came, or explore the area. Swimming is not permitted in the lake.

Sugarloaf Peak
(40.5658, -111.625)
From Cecret Lake, it is a moderate-strenuous hike to the top of Sugarloaf Peak.

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