Forest Lake ATV Trail #194
Mineral Basin trail #194 has to be one of my favorite ATV trails. The trail head is approx 3.3 miles up the Mineral Basin main trail. The first part of the trail requires you to drive through a stream. The first mile of this trail is very rough with large boulders and very deep ruts. In fact a four wheel drive ATV is very nice on this trail. It has been torn up; not by ATV'ers but by big 4X4's, rock crawlers etc. Once you get through the lower part of the trail the rest is still very rocky but it only has a few sections with deep ruts.
The trail is approx 3 miles and works its way up to a beautiful little lake called Forest Lake. Forest Lake also marks the end of the trail. My son and I camped there for five days and it was great. There are no fish in the lake but it is sure pretty. We saw plenty of deer and elk. It's a great place to camp and then ride all the different trails around the area.
Directions: From I-15 take the Alpine exit heading east. This road will take you to American Fork Canyon. There is a $3.00 dollar use fee to access the canyon. Once your heading up the canyon you will come to the Tibble Fork junction. Once at Tibble Fork you will see a large staging area. From the staging area head up the Mineral Basin road. Approx 3.3 miles up the road you will come to the trail head. The trail head is marked with the trail number on a forest service sign.