Mill B South Trail

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

Elevation Gain108ft
Trailhead Elevation6,213ft
Elevation Min/Max6213/6321ft
Elevation Start/End6213/6213ft

Mill B South Trail

Mill B South Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 6,213 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 108 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and restrooms. This trail connects with the following: Lake Blanche Trail.

Mill B South Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"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."

"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 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."

Mill B South Trail Reviews

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This trail is paved and runs adjacent to the creek. It is paved for ~0.75 miles and offers a great chance for anyone to get outside and enjoy the sounds of water running over rocks. Would be a good place to enjoy nature with older/younger folks who don''t want a physically challenging adventure. The TH is minutes from the city and I found the area to be relatively free of litter for such a high use area.

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Trail Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Nearby City
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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

Activity Feed

Aug 2018