Navajo Lake and Duck Creek
Navajo Lake and
The picturesque lakes on the Markagunt Plateau, located along SR-14, draw visitors to their shores with their beauty, fishing, hiking trails and bike paths. Scenic Navajo Lake sits at 9,200 ft. The name came about when Cedar City cattlemen and a Navajo Indian raiding party had a violent encounter during the 1800's. Small boats can be rented near the 3.5 mile long alpine lake. If you are looking for something more active, you can hike or bike around the lake on the Navajo Lake Trail which is a 11.5 mile loop. Navajo Lake is found on SR-14 near mile marker 25. Turn on Forest Service Road 30053 and follow it to the Te-Ah Campground to the trailhead.
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Camping near Navajo Lake
Navajo Lake Campground
A 27 site campground with flush toilets. It is open mid-June to late September.
This 26 site campground has flush toilets. It is open mid-June to late September.
A beautiful area equipped with 42 sites and flush toilets. It is open June to September, weather permitting.
Duck Creek village rents out snowmobiles and ATV's.
Mileage from Duck Creek
Aspen Mirror Lake .5 miles
Brian Head Ski Resort 23 miles
Las Vegas 198 miles
Bryce Canyon 42 miles
Mammoth Cave 4.5 miles
Cascade Falls 4 miles
Navajo Lake 12 miles
Cedar Breaks 16 miles
St. George 84 miles
Grand Staircase 18 miles
Strawberry Point 9 miles
Highway 89 10 miles
Zion National Park 42 miles
Southern Utah Map & Mileage
Zion National Park Vacation: Canyon Country
Private vehicles can travel SR-9, from Zion's south entrance, out the east entrance (or visa versa) to the junction of SR-9 & US-89 year-round, 24 hours a day. See tunnel restrictions for Oversized Vehicles.
In summer, the only access to the Scenic Zion Canyon Drive is via Zion's shuttle. During the winter private vehicles can travel in the canyon. Exact dates the shuttle runs may vary.
The life line to the Southwest is the Colorado River and its tributaries. These bodies of water flow through the Great Basin Desert carving the beautiful parks you see today, but also giving water to the arid desert environment. Even with the harsh drought the west has suffered lately, the Colorado River is able to supply many sections of the US. These areas include Salt Lake Valley, Rio Grande Basin, Denver, Cheyenne, the southern coastal plain and irrigation districts in California.