it was moderate but doable. There is no inlet or outlet, so the water is entirely snowmelt and rainwater, and by late fall the water is more like a bog. The Mill B South Trail, often referred as the Lake Blanche trail, obviously goes to Lake Blanche. So glad I had my microspikes for the descent. 11 Reviews (801) 943-1794 Website. I went 2 miles up. Awesome all round views. Know Before You Go. The hike is easily accessible from Big Cottonwood Canyon and is usually well shaded! The hike is beautiful, and challenging with it being steady uphill the whole way. You will immediately start to climb up a steep grade, following the river. Lake Blanche is an extremely popular hike along the Wasatch Range in Utah. The hike is a six an a half mile round trip. 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). Saw 2 moose, 1 male and 1 female who were right on the trail. In winters, micro spikes is advisable. The trail is packed snow all the way and not very deep. See full review on video below Hank B/Tripadvisor. LBT013. The trailhead is 1/4 mile from the parking lot right beside the creek coming down from the drainage. I would rate it as a moderate hike, since it is quite steep! You will see a 7-11 store to your right. Private Day Trip to Bryce Canyon National... 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Please choose a different date. Lake Blanche Trail, Salt Lake City: See 58 reviews, articles, and 104 photos of Lake Blanche Trail, ranked No.36 on Tripadvisor among 139 attractions in Salt Lake City. Lake Blanche is only one of three lakes up here. Clear sunny skies and no wind. Additional Information. https://youtu.be/eRVacHTimcc. Blanche is always beautiful. The last mile is the steepest and you probably gain around a thousand feet in elevation. Turn into picnic area and go left. Soon you will reach a sign with arrows for the Lake Blanche Trail. I went around to see the other lakes and thought I could do a quick loop but ended up giving up and making my own path back to the first lake to start heading back down. LBT008. This means you don't ever loose any elevation, which is a real good thing. A little sketchy without. big incline and decline. The lake was frozen. As the area is in a federally designated Wilderness area, drones are not permitted to take off from, land in, or be operated from that area. Soon after entering the trail, it forks (0.3 mile). The lake was frozen. The ascent is steep, as is the case with many trails in the Cottonwoods, but the reward at the end of the hike keeps a steady stream of people coming to give it a try. Walking Trails . An absolute must-see for the aspiring Wasatch adventurer, Lake Blanche Trail is the perfect mix of challenge and accessibility. Lake Blanche is only one of three lakes up here. 2 hrs to go up, stayed there for a while and then down. want to hike here in summer too. Total time was ~4 hrs but that's because of the 45 min to an hour I spent at the top. Location: 40.6063194274902, -111.692001342773. The Lake Blanche Trail starts at the Mill B Trailhead in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Tons of snow, up to my knees at parts! Blanche is also a great spot to camp if you want to make this an overnight adventure. In the winter, Spikes and poles are highly recommended. A sign marker indicates the trail intersection. All around amazing veiws almost all the way up highly enjoyed this. My wife and I hiked this trail 4 years ago, so being in the area again, we had to do this hike one more time! Saw one moose and a squirrel that thinks humans equal food. You can also get to Lake Florence and Lake Lillian. A moderate hike of 2 hr up and 1 hr down from the car park, Blanche Lake is a gem. The walkway starts out paved and after 0.25 mile takes off to the right on a trail of dirt and boulders. Good workout if that’s what you’re looking for. Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake Ranger District, 6944 South 3000 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84121; (801) 943-1794. Being winter didn't find too many hikers. Camping allowed; return to car . Getting to Big Cottonwood Canyon: Lake Blanche is one of the most beautiful destinations, but it is a challenging seven miles to get there. Lake Blanche Trail Salt Lake City UT 84121. However, I would recommend starting the hike early in the summer. Menu & Reservations Make Reservations . 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. The trailhead is 1/4 mile from the parking lot right beside the creek coming down from the drainage. Blanche Lake. Trail type: There-and-back An absolute must-see for the aspiring Wasatch adventurer, Lake Blanche Trail is the perfect mix of challenge and accessibility. The hike to Lake Blanche begins at the Mill B South Trailhead (40.633238,-111.723462) in Big Cottonwood Canyon. We're not the fastest hikers, so many people passed us, but we were never in any hurry. 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. For current conditions call the Salt Lake Ranger District, Wasatch-Cache National Forest, at (801) 943-1794. And lots of wildlife to enjoy! The hike gets bit steep towards the end. Attempting to navigate the trail after dark would be a very dangerous endeavor. I definitely. Take I-215 South (freeway will become I-215 East) until you reach the 6200 South exit. 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 trailhead is located at … Includes Lake Blanche Trail Reviews, maps & directions to Lake Blanche Trail in Salt Lake … You can also get to Lake Florence and Lake Lillian. Often, this is a breeding ground for frogs and salamanders, so keep your eyes peeled for plenty of amphibian friends. Absolutely gorgeous and peaceful! Also, you can run up the east trail to access the overlook into Mineral Fork and even up to Superior; this route is an expert-only route though. Lake Blanche, Lake Florence, Lake Lillian and Sundial Peak are your rewards for the ~ 2,900' elevation gain over 3.5 - 4 miles. Go sightseeing in Salt Lake City with ease on this 4-hour coach tour. Recommend microspikes. During the summer and fall months the lake, wildlife, flowers, and Sundial Peak as a backdrop offer spectacular views. Spikes would be handy but not needed. Trail exits a stand of quaking aspens onto a solid rock trail . Locating the trailhead: This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. The gate to the parking lot may close in the winter, making parking much more difficult and along the road. The hike gets bit steep towards the end. Lake Blanche is a picturesque lake in Utah's Wasatch Range. The final 1/3 … From the north or south ends of the valley, take I-15 to I-215 East and follow the directions above. 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. Just prior to arriving at the lake, parts of Salt Lake City are also visible from the trail. Shore fishing is available for bluegills and largemouth bass. Length 6.9 miElevation gain 2706 ftRoute type Out & back 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 trail begins at the Mill B South Trail partway up Big Cottonwood Canyon. Enjoy waterfalls and flowing streams as you head up the trail. Just prior to arriving at the lake, parts of Salt Lake City are also visible from the trail. This one burns the glutes, but it’s entirely beautiful. Snow can be expected on the upper parts of the trail from mid-November through mid-June. 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