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Silver Lake

About The Location

Silver Lake in Brighton (which you have to distinguish as there are 4 silver lakes in Utah) is a beautiful place for a photo shoot.  It's located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon near the Brighton ski resort. The lake is surrounded most of the way by a boardwalk making it easily accessible.  The entire walk around the lake is less than a mile long, and there are forest paths, benches, picnic tables and a dock.  In the summer the lake can get quite busy with hikers and people fishing on the lake.  I recommend scheduling your photo shoot on a week-day to avoid the crowds.  In the winter months the lake freezes over and is covered in snow and becomes part of the Solitude Nordic Center system of cross-country ski trails.  In the summer, be sure to bring and wear mosquito repellent.

Current Weather




There is a small parking lot for about 30 cars in the front of the lake.

Location Type






pine trees


wooden causeway

forest path

Best Time of Day To Shoot  

30 minutes prior to sunset

Best Time Of Year To Shoot 

June through December

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