Trail Details

Sundial Peak from Mill B South Fork TH<br />via Lake Blanche

Sundial Peak from Mill B South Fork TH
via Lake Blanche

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 6.0 to 10.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 10.6 miles
 Elevation Gain: 4100 feet
 Main Aspect: North
 Climb Rate: 774 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 15%
Notes: The main route I’ve heard about is around the west (right) side, up to a saddle, then across to the peak. 6
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links


Trailhead
Mill B South Fork TH
Trailhead Elevation: 6220 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 4.3 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: The parking lot is east of the first turn in the Mill B S turn. The Lake Blanche trail heads out on an old road to the east. The Broads Fork TH is almost hidden at the west end of the parking lot.


Waypoint 1
Lake Blanche
 Elevation: 8920  Feature: Lake
Notes: If you make it to this lake, you should go to the 2 sister lakes, all within a half mile. The view of Sundial Peak from here is one that is photographed often. I had all 3 lakes to myself for about an hour when I went there, it was hard to leave. Painter/authur Alfred Lambourne left his family and lived in the Lake Blanche area for 5 months in the 1880s.


Destination
Sundial Peak
 Elevation: 10320  Feature: Peak
Notes: If you use have a need for hiking after reaching Lake Blanche, a climb up Sundial Peak might be in your future. There is a great view looking down Mill B South Fork Canyon. You would also be a bit closer to the Cottonwood Ridge.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.598459    Longitude: -111.685603 

 WasatchHiker Map (shows trails)    
 Google Map (shows lat/lon on map)


External Links
for this trail
Trip Report  Micks Mountain


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