Day Hike to Lake Blanche

Lake Blanche Trail

Distance

6 Miles

Elevation Gain

2700 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Eric Bennett

Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Lake Blanche is a picturesque lake in Utah's Wasatch Range. Enjoy waterfalls and flowing streams as you head up the trail. Blanche is also a great spot to camp if you want to make this an overnight adventure.

The hike is only 6 miles roundtrip, but it's pretty steep the whole way. It will take about 1.5 - 2 hrs to get up and about 45 min - 1hr to get back down. At the Mills B Trailhead, you will head to the far end of the parking lot and follow the paved walkway for about 5 minutes until you see the Lake Blanche Trailhead sign on your right (up Cottonwood Canyon).

Follow the trail and head across the bridge to your left and stay on the Lake Blanche Trail all the way to the lake. There are a few spots where the trail is less marked, but if you keep your eyes on the trail and look for markers, you should be fine.

There are a lot of great spots to set up around the lake and relax...especially if you have a hammock! Unfortunately, at Lake Blanche there are no dogs, campfires or swimming allowed.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $300/night

The Cliff Lodge

Sandy, Utah

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We made it!

This hike was harder than expected. I’m fit but not a serious hiker so it caught me off guard. It was so pretty though and my 9 and 10 year old made it, too. The lake, the rocks, and the views at the top were worth it and we were all glad we stuck it out. I want to to do this one again.

Awesome hike!

What a gorgeous place. The hike up was a little rough but was so worth it once I made it there. Would highly recommend!

Great views from the top

The hike is a little tough and usually a little hot but the views with the lakes and Sundial Peak are great.

Distance

6 Miles

Elevation Gain

2700 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Eric Bennett

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