Granite Peak Reservoir
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This hidden gem is a favorite of the locals. The trail up to the reservoir can be hiked in about an hour, and then the challenge really begins.
Dress CodeCool and casual
Not IncludedFood RecsMulti-Day
First: Lunch To-Go
Start the day by grabbing a lunch to go from Penny’s Diner.
Getting There: The Hike
With lunch packed up, head out of town on the Soldier pass Trail, a well maintained dirt road that climbs over the 7,388-foot Soldier pass in the Mineral Mountains. If you park right at the top of the pass there is a fence line, follow the trail on the east side of the fence to discover the reservoir, a pool of water surrounded by the jagged rocks of the Mineral Mountains. This is a fun place for people of all ages and abilities to explore.
Another great way to explore the Minerals is on your OHV or ATV, there are a wide variety of trails in and around the Mineral Mountains, so if you have a ride, put this stop on your list.
Bring bait: Fishing
The reservoir is full of fish and whether you are fly fishing, spinning or baitcasting there is a good chance you will get a bite.