Real estate in St George area has been HOT! And so have the temperatures…. so we decided to escape the heat. After Kyle showed houses to clients thinking about buying a home in Southern Utah, and Rachel did a walk through on another home with some other buyers, we made sure that all of our other real estate clients were taken care of and decided to grab a picnic, take a little drive and do some fishing. We checked with Garret Bangerter of Bangerter Homes Southern Utah for some suggestions on where to go as we know he is an avid fisherman and knows all the best spots! He suggested Aspen Mirror Lake.
It is a small lake recently stocked with catchable rainbow trout and nestled in pine trees and aspen. To get there, you head out of Cedar City on Highway 14 up the canyon toward Duck Creek. Just before Duck Creek, there is a small turnoff that heads off into the trees hiding the lake. You’ll see the sign. The lake is a short walk from the parking are.
We enjoyed some down time, took a little nap, worked on the schedule for our model home agents, and Kyle fished. Afterward we drove through the Duck Creek and Mammoth Creek areas looking at the homes for sale. Southern Utah never ceases to amaze us with the beauty of the area and the many things to do for every age group.
Details from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
- Location: Kane County / Cedar Mountain
- Directions: Drive about 30 miltes east of Cedar City on SR-14
- Type: Fishing
- Elevation: 8,500 feet
- Likely catch: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout
- Possible catch: Brown Trout
- Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
- Site amenities: There is a Forest Service campground, and a store, a gas station and a motel nearby
- Site description: Duck Creek Pond is approximately 26 miles east of Cedar City, adjacent to—and visible from—Highway 14. Aspen Mirror Lake is a short distance further to the east and, although it’s not visible from the highway, there is a sign marking its location. Aspen Mirror Lake is a short walk from the parking area. These lakes are stocked with catchable rainbow trout and fingerling brook trout. Just about any fishing technique is effective. Boats and float tubes are not allowed because of the lakes’ small size. Both lakes are closed from Jan. 1 through the third Saturday in April to protect the fish that congregate over underwater springs in the winter.