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Lake Blanche Trail

Mile Marker 7, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT
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Spectacular

If you have the stamina and curiosity - DO IT! This is a beautiful trail that cuts the middle of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
berniet
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Salt Lake City
Worth the Strenuous Change

Hiking up the Lake Blanche Trail is not for the weak of heart. Don't bring your grandmas, children... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
quebonitaesestavida
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Chicago, Illinois
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Mile Marker 7, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the stamina and curiosity - DO IT! This is a beautiful trail that cuts the middle of Mill D basin. Enjoy the journey and every step of it. You will find a grand reward at its end but there are many highlights...More

Thank berniet
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Hiking up the Lake Blanche Trail is not for the weak of heart. Don't bring your grandmas, children or friends that may be out of shape.... heck, think twice before going yourself! This (almost) 7 mile trail is mainly uphill, with small areas where it...More

1  Thank quebonitaesestavida
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Where else can you have a snowball fight in July? (One of our family's favorite activities on Tim's birthday when the kids were growing up!) I think if everyone spent time enjoying the miracles of Nature that surround us in our canyons and red-rock country...More

Thank dianaelms
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The trail was awesome. It seemed a little moderate at first, then definitely became a breather later. My tracker marked 6.5 roundtrip with about 2,700 elevation gain. The up and back took me 2hr 50 minutes. The contrasting scenery in opposite directions was pretty awesome....More

Thank 522troys
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I found this place on All trails. It was our very first hike ever. With it being our first time, we were in aww with Mother Nature. The trail had its moments where it was kind hard and easy at times. There were lots to...More

3  Thank fdguy32
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I believe it's about a 9 mile round trip but we made it just fine. We left at 6 am in the summer and were up on top by 9 am, we like hiking but we're not the fastest. There were lots of moose up...More

1  Thank LizzyB01
Reviewed 8 December 2016

My wife and I set out on this hike way later than we should have. It took us 3 hours up and 3 hours down. We're average, middle-aged hikers, so some people could definitely go faster...shoot, there were people running the trail!...but to be safe,...More

2  Thank PhlegmMaster
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The way up to the lake is completely uphill. Literally, no flat ground, all up hill. We went during the fall, so it was already a little cooler outside but the river that runs by the hike made it freezing. I made the mistake of...More

1  Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a hard trail to climb. You climb up almost 2900 feet elevation to a beautiful lake. Plan to spend at least 5 hours or more. There were locals running up the trail, experienced hikers and then there were us tourist who have hiking...More

1  Thank smederlet
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is one of the toughest hike around the canyons here and one of the highest rated hikes. However, our experience was different. IWe hiked in mid-September, at a time when Utah's reservoirs at their lowest levels. Lake Blanche seemed very shallow and was surrounded...More

1  Thank ParagAwadhiya
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