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Trail

7.0 mile 11.3 kilometer out and back
60% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,592' 790 m
Descent: -2,592' -790 m
High: 8,895' 2,711 m
Low: 6,307' 1,922 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Trail shared by Jeremy Howlett

Epic views along this steep route, which has become a favorite in the Wasatch Range.

Jeremy Howlett

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This is a watershed so please no dogs, cats, horses or pet birds. Also, swimming is prohibited in the lake.

Overview

This is a great trail leading to three gorgeous lakes. It's a steep one; you gain 2700+ feet in about three miles. Access Dromedary & Sundial Peaks from here. Also, you can go up and over to Broads Fork.

Runner Notes

Be prepared for a climb. The route is short, but it is steep. You climb nearly 1000 ft/mile. The only water available is from the stream and lake, so you may want to filter it or bring your own.

Description

Lake Blanche is only one of three lakes up here. You can also get to Lake Florence and Lake Lillian. There is singletrack linking all three of them together. Also, you can run up the east trail to access the overlook into Mineral Fork and even up to Superior; this route is an expert-only route though.

Enjoy the trail up to Sundial Peak for a little more climb.

Along the trail you'll experience some great views of Raymond & Gobbler's Knob to the north. You'll also see a variety of wildlife including deer, moose, snakes, varieties of birds, and much more. Since you are on a north facing canyon you'll be inside the trees for the majority of your journey up to the lake. Once you switchback on the boulder field, you are within a half mile from the lake. Be sure to go around the lake to soak up the views.

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Sep 9, 2018
Matt Shapiro
7mi
Jun 10, 2018
Amber Hardesty
Jun 5, 2018
John Pherson
Sep 2, 2017
Jamen Nelson
Aug 25, 2017
Wendy Tseng
Explored the lake area 7mi
Sep 15, 2015
Hannah Jochem

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  4.6 from 39 votes

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