Beautiful hike any time of year, but especially right now!! 11 Reviews (801) 943-1794 Website. Eventually, the trail drops to pretty but stagnant Virgin Lake. It took me 2 hours to get to the top for a view of the lake. Found a yak trak on the trail and left it on the big rock at the end of the pavement (heading up). Photo op: Huge sawtooth spires of Sundial Peak command the horizon behind the waters of Lake Blanche and its two sister lakes. Note: Because this trail lies within a protected watershed, dogs and swimming are not permitted in the area. The views down into the canyon below are breathtaking. Being winter didn't find too many hikers. Length 6.9 miElevation gain 2706 ftRoute type Out & back The beginning of the mountain (unpaved) portion of the Lake Blanche Trail is clearly marked. The weekends are busy and finding a parking spot is nearly impossible. Saw a moose on the west side about 35 ft. Off the trail. The trail starts at the Mill B Pinic Area just below the S turn. The intersection is clearly signed. The hike is beautiful, and challenging with it being steady uphill the whole way. For current conditions call the Salt Lake Ranger District, Wasatch-Cache National Forest, at (801) 943-1794. Lake Blanche is an extremely popular hike along the Wasatch Range in Utah. Please choose a different date. The trail begins at the Mill B South Trail partway up Big Cottonwood Canyon. We gained 2,700 feet of elevation along the way, but the serene atmosphere helped me forget the altitude. It is such a beautiful hike and if you’re up for a difficult hike, this is one of the best! Logistically, the trail to Lake Blanche and back covers about 7 miles and almost 3,000 feet of elevation gain. The hike to Lake Blanche is great for hikers seeking a unique hiking experience. Hank B/Tripadvisor. There is singletrack linking all three of them together. A moderate hike of 2 hr up and 1 hr down from the car park, Blanche Lake is a gem. Directions, Parking, & Regulations. it was moderate but doable. It maintains a medium grade for the majority of its three miles before steepening out near the top. Lake Blanche is a classic hiking destination in the Twin Peaks Wilderness Area. 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. The hike to Lake Blanche begins at the Mill B South Trailhead (40.633238,-111.723462) in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Lake Blanche Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. I made it up in less then 1.5 hours but was going pretty quickly to catch as much light hitting the peaks as possible, I also was carrying a very heavy bag of camera equipment to give you an idea of my time ( I'd say I'm high-average skilled hiker). Lake Blanche is one of the most beautiful destinations, but it is a challenging seven miles to get there. Private Day Trip to Bryce Canyon National... 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The walkway starts out paved and after 0.25 mile takes off to the right on a trail of dirt and boulders. Camping allowed; return to car . I would rate it as a moderate hike, since it is quite steep! In winters, micro spikes is advisable. I spent about an hour at the top trying to do this loop around the second lake. In the winter, Spikes and poles are highly recommended. The trail is packed snow all the way and not very deep. This means you don't ever loose any elevation, which is a real good thing. fdguy32/Tripadvisor This hike is rated as strenuous, so make sure you’re adequately prepared for the challenge. Menu & Reservations Make Reservations . Not the most fun trail to hike from an aesthetics standpoint. There is singletrack linking all three of them together. Spikes would be handy but not needed. Great trail, microspikes needed. The trailhead is 1/4 mile from the parking lot right beside the creek coming down from the drainage. The hike to Lake Blanche is probably the favorite of all the hikes in BBC. The lake was frozen. All around amazing veiws almost all the way up highly enjoyed this. The trailhead is 1/4 mile from the parking lot right beside the creek coming down from the drainage. Location: 40.6133193969727, -111.699203491211 Super happy to have spikes on the downhill. The trail to Lake Blanche begins near the restroom on the east side of the trailhead. The snow and ice were packed firm in the morning and not as deep as I expected, had no trouble with microspikes and explored all three lakes. The gate to the parking lot may close in the winter, making parking much more difficult and along the road. There are two parking lots, one to the right of the lower bend (the trailhead begins at the east end of this lot), and one inside the upper bend of the "S". The hike itself is difficult, rocky and steep as you get higher and higher. The trailhead is 6,320 feet in elevation. Lake Blanche is one of the most beautiful and scenic lakes in Utah and turns into a … The trailhead is located at … Lake Blanche, Lake Florence and Lake Lillian are all located next to each other in the upper reaches of the South Fork of Mill B. You will immediately start to climb up a steep grade, following the river. I definitely. Almost gave up but glad I finished it. It says moderate on alltrails and it was a pretty good effort to get up. Of course I got a little lost trying to find the entrance but it's behind a closed off parking lot (at least closed on 11/6) so you walk up maybe 5-10 min to the start of the trail. The trail to Lake Blanche is 3 miles one-way and it will require approximately 2 1/2 hours to reach the lake from the trailhead. You will see a 7-11 store to your right. Mount Raymond via Butler Fork and Desolation Trail, Dog Lake Reynold's Peak and Butler Fork Loop Trail, Twin Peaks via Ferguson Canyon to Broad's Fork. The lake … LBT013. 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