Mill B North

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

Elevation Gain5,810ft
Trailhead Elevation6,214ft
Elevation Min/Max6214/9390ft
Elevation Start/End6214/6214ft

Mill B North

Mill B North is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Mount Olympus Wilderness Area. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 6,214 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,810 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Along the trail there is a cliff. This trail connects with the following: Desolation Trail, Gobbler's Knob Trail, Mt. Raymond Summit and Bowman Fork to Baker Springs.

Mill B North Professional Reviews and Guides

"This gentle creek-side walk explores the beauty of the deep canyon setting. During the spring runoff the creek swells to a raging torrent, which makes for an exciting walk. Completely paved to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities, this short trail follows Big Cottonwood Creek to a small waterfall.

Rushing water drowns noise from the highway and maintains cooler temperatures along the canyon bottom. Interpretive trail signs along the way provide an enjoyable learning experience for visitors of all ages. Even though it’s barrier-free, it’s still a moderate climb for wheelchairs."

"Mill B South Fork is a massive drainage with tons of quality skiing, from headwalls, cirques, and slide paths. In the summer, the Lake Blanche Trail to the Sundial is one of the most popular hikes in the Central Wasatch as thousands of people ascend to the crystal waters of Lake Blanche. But in winter, upper Mill B South Fork is empty. Skiers and snowboarders simply don’t go there. There are reasons for this, the main point being that it’s hard to get to. A narrow trail from the Big Cottonwood Canyon side requires a long approach, while getting there from Little Cottonwood Canyon means traversing miles of ridgetops while bypassing world-class ski and snowboard terrain that will assuredly change your destination plans along the way. But if you do
venture into this hidden gem, you’ll be rewarded with the dramatic sawtooth mountains of Sundial, Dromedary, and Monte Cristo along with a 100 percent chance of scoring fresh tracks in your own personal alpine paradise. Plus, Lake Blanche is an excellent spot for winter camping."

"Mill B South Fork is an enigma in the immensely popular Central Wasatch: It never gets tracked out! Three distinct branches, or cirques, compose the wide head of this massive drainage. The terrain is riddled with cliffs and benches. The chutes, aprons, and bowls in the central and western cirques offer acres of remote, scenic ski terrain that sees only a fraction of the skier days of Cardiff, Mineral, and Broads Forks.

It’s most often skied on a through-tour from Alta to Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC). It is also approached from the S-turns in BCC, either up Mill B itself or via Broads Fork. Booting straight up Little Pine in Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC) is the most direct route into the middle of upper Mill B. Gear: Skis or split-board with skins; crampons and ice ax useful for couloirs and summits."

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Trail Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Nearby City
Mount Olympus Wilderness Area
Hiking, Camping
Additional Use
Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake Ranger District, (801) 943-1794 Utah Avalanche Center, (888) 999-4019, ext. 1; Dawn Patrol, ext. 8 Utah Mountain Adventures (ski guiding and avalanche education), (801) 550-3986 Wasatch Powderbird Guides, (801) 742-2800
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Aire, Dromedary Peak; Wasatch Backcountry Skiing; Alpentech Wasatch Touring 1
Local Maps

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Oct 2018