Cliff lake is one of those lake that can be overlooked due to the dozens of lakes in the High Uintas. However, if you’re willing to hike in with your camping (tent or hammock) cliff lake offers not only good fishing, but beautiful views. You can hike the cliff on the north west side of the lake and stand on top of it overlooking the lakes and basin below. There is also a beautiful little lake just above cliff lake, called Petite Lake, with plenty of natural (not planted) trout.
Hiker traffic may be high during peak months, but not many people stay for more than a quick fishing stop, so set up camp in the trees to the east, or up above on the cliffside and enjoy your stay.