Photography at Silver Lake

Brighton, Utah

Photography at Silver Lake, located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, right next to Brighton Ski Resort, cannot be beaten.  Silver Lake is a scenic high-mountain lake nestled into a small valley with stunning views of the mountain vistas and thick pine forests.  You will often find fishers on the lake seeking the plentiful small brook and rainbow trout.

A long boardwalk surrounds the lake and allows for beautiful views from any side.  As you walk along the wooden walkway, you enter a thick forest of tall pine trees that lends itself to beautiful photographs.  Seriously, photography at Silver Lake cannot be topped!

Tall grasses surround the lake but are off-limits to walking on except in certain spots to protect the delicate ecosystem that exists there.  Be aware there are only specific spots to capture photography at Silver Lake, but those spots are enough to make this a favorite location for photography.  In the fall, expect an explosion of mountain wild flowers.

Silver Lake is a watershed area, which means that no pets are allowed at this spot, so please leave Fido at home.

As you get to the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, the road will become one way and will form a large loop.  As it becomes one way, you will see a sign to your right for the Silver Lake Visitor’s Center.  We will meet in that parking lot.  The Forest Service charges a $175 fee and they require that the shoot happens before 11am.

Bug repellent is recommend for photography at Silver Lake.

Highlights of Silver Lake

• $175 Forest Service Fee (shoot must happen before 11am)

• Stunning mountain lake with mountain views

• Easy access with pathways and a boardwalk

• Beautiful tall pine tree

• Fall brings brilliant wild flowers

• No pets due to the area being a watershed

• Best to shoot here in the morning or evening

• A perfect location all year round!

• Meet in the parking lot of the visitors center

Address of Silver Lake

Address: 8085 S Brighton Loop Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84121  Meet in the parking lot in front of the visitors center

Memory Grove

Photography highlights from Silver Lake

Wonderful mountain images can be captured with photography at Silver Lake.  Take a look at the slideshow below to see some highlights from this awesome location located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Photography highlights from Silver Lake

If you are wanting to see an entire session from Silver Lake, then you have found the place.  Hopefully these will help you see how photography at Silver Lake is a good idea!  Click on any image below to see more from that shoot.  Make sure to notice the date of the shoot so you can get a feel for what it looks like at the time of year you want to shoot.

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