From the shuttle stop, a paved trail leads directly to Mirror Lake. At the stone bridge, you can turn right to take the five-mile loop or remain on the paved trail to continue to Mirror Lake. Mirror Lake has little water much of the year, but in spring and early summer it can grow in size. When water is calm, the lake offers beautiful reflections of surrounding cliffs. Exhibits detail the story of the area's lake-to-meadow succession. This can be a good place to spot wildlife.
2-5 miles 2 miles/3.2 km round-trip, 5 miles/8 km loop around the lake
1-2 hours 1 hour for round-trip, 2 hours for loop around the lake.
Wheelchair accessible, leashed pets allowed on round-trip, but not allowed on full loop.
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