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Lake Blanche Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
  4.7 ( 45 ) Favorite

Trail

7.0 mile 11.3 kilometer out and back
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

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

Grade

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.

Overview

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.

Description

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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Aug 9, 2019
Derek Wenth
Beautiful day hike with plenty of elevation gain to provide sweeping views. On a clear day you can see Salt Lake City from the top of the trail! 7mi — 4h 00m
Jul 26, 2019
Zach Lynch
Jul 13, 2019
Alex Cikovic
7mi — 3h 45m
Jul 13, 2019
Stephen Owen
Jul 12, 2019
Ben Wood
Came across from Broad's Fork, on ridge just below Dromedary. Incredible views of all three lakes and waterfalls as it drains from Lake Lillian. 4mi — 11h 30m
Jul 12, 2019
Connor Alleman
Jul 5, 2019
Cody Jackson
Jun 22, 2019
Mary Scott

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  4.7 from 45 votes

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