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7.0 mile 11.3 kilometer out and back


Ascent: 2,592' 790 m
Descent: -2,592' -790 m
High: 8,895' 2,711 m
Low: 6,307' 1,922 m


Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)


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Trail shared by Jeremy Howlett

Epic views along this steep route, which has become a favorite in the Wasatch Range.

Jeremy Howlett

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This is a watershed so please no dogs, cats, horses or pet birds. Also, swimming is prohibited in the lake.


This is a great trail leading to three gorgeous lakes. It's a steep one; you gain 2700+ feet in about three miles. Access Dromedary & Sundial Peaks from here. Also, you can go up and over to Broads Fork.


Lake Blanche is only one of three lakes up here. You can also get to Lake Florence and Lake Lillian. There is singletrack linking all three of them together. Also, you can hike up the east trail to access the overlook into Mineral Fork and even up to Superior; this route is an expert-only route though.

Enjoy the trail up to Sundial Peak for a little more climb.

Along the trail you'll experience some great views of Raymond & Gobbler's Knob to the north. You'll also see a variety of wildlife including deer, moose, snakes, varieties of birds, and much more. Since you are on a north facing canyon you'll be inside the trees for the majority of your journey up to the lake. Once you switchback on the boulder field, you are within a half mile from the lake. Be sure to go around the lake to soak up the views.


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Nov 17, 2018
Jake Rasmussen
Nov 3, 2018
Mountain Lyan
Oct 26, 2018
Sergiy Babenkov
7mi — 3h 33m
Oct 12, 2018
Alex Edwards
Great hike with snowy slick approach starting about a mile in.
Oct 5, 2018
Richard White
Sep 1, 2018
Duayne Balls
Sep 1, 2018
Julia DeVito
Started at 11:30. Stopped for lunch on the way up. Hung out at the top for a little. Left the top at 3:18 and made it back by 5. 7mi
Aug 30, 2018
Neil Pickers

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  4.6 from 39 votes


  4.6 from 39 votes
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Beautiful hike, so many people though. Great place to see moose. Oct 11, 2017
Chris Patterson   Utah
Can’t beat the scenery but yeah it’s crowded. It’s a good trail with no real difficult sections. Just be prepared for a good steady climb Oct 23, 2017

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