Lake Blanche

Salt Lake City, Utah

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A popular day hike into a rugged, glaciated canyon in the 11,300-acre Twin Peaks Wilderness in the Wasatch Mountains. Only 10 miles southeast of Salt Lake City in Big Cottonwood Canyon, this hike features huge glacial cirques, several lakes, jagged 11,000-foot peaks, and waterfalls. From the trailhead, you hike about 3.5 miles and gain 2,600 feet of elevation to get to Lake Blanche.The well-marked trail parallels Big Cottonwood Creek east and then turns southeast to follow the west side of Mill B South Fork.Within 0.25 mile the trail crosses a footbridge and cuts back to the left, remaining on the east side of the stream the rest of the way to Lake Blanche.
Hiking Utah

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Hiking Utah

by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)

A popular day hike into a rugged, glaciated canyon in the 11,300-acre Twin Peaks Wilderness in the Wasatch Mountains. Only 10 miles southeast of Salt Lake City in Big Cottonwood Canyon, this hike features huge glacial cirques, several lakes, jagged 11,000-foot peaks, and waterfalls.

From the trailhead, you hike about 3.5 miles and gain 2,600 feet of elevation to get to Lake Blanche.The well-marked trail parallels Big Cottonwood Creek east and then turns southeast to follow the west side of Mill B South Fork.Within 0.25 mile
the trail crosses a footbridge and cuts back to the left, remaining on the east side of the stream the rest of the way to Lake Blanche.

©  Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: One day
Season: Late spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 6,150 feet
Top Elevation: 8,000 feet
Local Contacts: Public Lands Information Center, Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Deseret Peak Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS Mount Aire, USGS Dromedary Peak, Northern Utah Multipurpose Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Blanche

Recent Trail Reviews

11/7/2007
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This was a great hike with well marked/maintained trails. The lakes at the top were incredible and I would recommend this to anyone but not those out of shape. They are not kidding about the 2,600 ft ele. change.



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