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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Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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6 Miles
2700 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Incredible hike! It's long, but sooo well worth it. I went on Memorial Day, and the hike began as a warm one but as we got to the top it got pretty chilly. When you reach the lake, make the moment by pulling out your snacks (cookies, crackers, grapes are awesome) and your camera!

Did this hike in late spring and ran into a LOT of snow, and the lake was still frozen which was REALLY cool looking. Need to go back & explore it again this summer =)

An amazing first-timer. We got a range of weather from overcast and 50 degrees to fresh powder. Each moment was breathtaking!