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gem Favorite Sundial peak from the shores of Blanche Lake - stunning...

Lake Blanche

(30) Alta, UT

Recommended Routes in Wasatch National Forest - West - 30

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Favorite Sundial peak from the shores of Blanche Lake - stunning...
Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Blanche Trail

7.0 mi 11.3 km 2,592' Up 790.06 m Up 2,592' Down 790.15 m Down

Cottonw…, UT
Favorite Mount Olympus summit.
Difficult

Mt. Olympus Trail

6.7 mi 10.7 km 4,130' Up 1258.75 m Up 4,127' Down 1258.02 m Down

Holladay, UT
Favorite After turning off the dirt road, you'll be greeted with an awesome view.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bells Canyon Lower Waterfall

5.3 mi 8.6 km 1,430' Up 435.98 m Up 1,430' Down 435.84 m Down

Granite, UT
Favorite Looking at the final ascent to the peak.
Difficult

Pfeifferhorn

9.6 mi 15.5 km 3,596' Up 1095.95 m Up 3,595' Down 1095.87 m Down

Alta, UT
Favorite Donut Falls
Intermediate

Donut Falls Trail

1.5 mi 2.4 km 417' Up 127.15 m Up 416' Down 126.94 m Down

Cottonw…, UT
Favorite Some fall colors near the intersection of the Desolation and Thaynes Canyon trails
Intermediate

Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook

4.4 mi 7.0 km 1,232' Up 375.55 m Up 1,231' Down 375.32 m Down

Mount O…, UT
Favorite Looking west towards Salt Lake City on a winter evening from the Pipeline Trail
Intermediate

Pipeline Trail: Burch Hollow, Millcreek Canyon

9.3 mi 15.0 km 275' Up 83.8 m Up 275' Down 83.85 m Down

Mount O…, UT
Favorite Sunrise on Catherine Pass.
Intermediate/Difficult

Alta-Brighton Loop

8.6 mi 13.8 km 2,297' Up 700.24 m Up 2,319' Down 706.93 m Down

Alta, UT
Favorite Views from the top. Sandstone "chair" in lower right corner. Photo taken last day of September.
Intermediate

The Living Room

2.4 mi 3.8 km 960' Up 292.53 m Up 959' Down 292.33 m Down

Salt La…, UT

Wasatch National Forest - West Hiking

  • 769 Miles 1,237 Kilometers of Trail
  • 34 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 23 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 123 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 69 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Wasatch National Forest - West - 181

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2.9 mi 4.7 km #1Grandeur Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Olympus, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Olympus, UT 31 
4.8 mi 7.8 km #2Bells Canyon Trail
Difficult
Granite, UT
Difficult
Granite, UT 20 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #3Red Pine Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT 18 
5.2 mi 8.4 km #4White Pine Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT 15 
7.6 mi 12.2 km #5Lone Peak via Cherry Canyon Logging Trail
Difficult
Draper, UT
Difficult
Draper, UT 10 
3.9 mi 6.3 km #6Bair Canyon Trail
Difficult
Fruit Heights, UT
Difficult
Fruit Heights, UT
2.2 mi 3.6 km #7Grandeur Peak - West Face
Difficult
East Millcreek, UT
Difficult
East Millcreek, UT 18 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #8Devil's Castle Trail
Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult
Alta, UT
1.6 mi 2.6 km #9Catherine's Pass
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
12.2 mi 19.6 km #10Wasatch Crest
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT

Photos of Wasatch National Forest - West - 356

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Sundial peak from the shores of Blanche Lake - stunning...
Jan 22, 2016 near Alta, UT
Iconic view from Lake Blanche (Early May)
May 15, 2015 near Alta, UT
Mount Olympus summit.
Jan 13, 2019 near Mount O…, UT
After turning off the dirt road, you'll be greeted with an awesome view.
Oct 15, 2015 near Granite, UT
View of Broad's Fork Twin Peaks, Sunrise and Dromedary from Mill B trail.
Aug 3, 2019 near Mount O…, UT
At the junction of Mill B north fork and Desolation trail, looking towards Millcreek canyon.
Aug 3, 2019 near Mount O…, UT
A view across Little Cottonwood Canyon, looking up Hogum Fork to the ridge near Lone Peak and the Pfeifferhorn. It's hard not to feel small when peeking at the shoulders of these giants!
Nov 5, 2015 near Alta, UT
Lake Blanche in late spring.
Jun 13, 2017 near Alta, UT