Day Hike to Lake Blanche

6 Miles Round Trip - 2700 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Lake Blanche Trail - Search Nearby - Added by Eric Bennett

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.

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Forest
Lake
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Wildflowers
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6 Miles
2700 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Strenuous But Beautiful

Trail was shady in a lot of areas so the summer heat was an issue but it wasn't as bad as we were expecting. Views were worth it.

Summer Hiking

If you're doing this hike with any snow it becomes a bit difficult and takes twice as long. When the snow melts there is a huge waterfall at the top that you can see from the lake looking south.

Absolutely Beautiful!

My girlfriend and I did this hike yesterday and we loved it. The scenery is beautiful the whole way up, and there are plenty of spots with shade for quick breaks. No body was joking about it being uphill the whole way, but I didn't find it to be too bad. It took us about two hours up and an hour down with a few short breaks. The lake and peak are stunning. Easily the most beautiful end to a hike I've ever had.