Trail Details

Mount Superior

Mount Superior

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 6.0 to 10.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 10 miles
 Elevation Gain: 4912 feet
 Main Aspect: North
 Climb Rate: 982 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 19%
Notes: From Lake Blanche, go to the left (east) of Sundial Peak up to the south ridge. Climb the ridgeline east to the peaks. 8
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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
Mount Superior & Monte Cristo
 Elevation: 11132  Feature: Peak
Notes: These 2 peaks are so close together that I debated whether or not I should give each their own pages. Most trip reports and trail descriptions include both, so I decided to combine them. The peaks require mountaineering skills.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.592148    Longitude: -111.667055 

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External Links
for this trail
Photos  UtahPictures
Route Description  SummitPost


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