Trail Details

Lake Blanche from Mill B South Fork TH

Lake Blanche from Mill B South Fork TH

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 4.0 to 6.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 6.4 miles
 Elevation Gain: 2900 feet
 Main Aspect: Northwest
 Climb Rate: 906 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 17%
Notes: Great trail, mostly covered. There is switchbacks to help reduce the steepness. The slabs of rock across the creek are awesome, and of course the view up the canyon can not be beat. 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.



Destination
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.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.605769    Longitude: -111.692725 

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External Links
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Photos  Dawns Light Photography
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Route Description  Salt Lake Tribune
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