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Rewardingly strenuous

The most difficult hike I've done in Utah. Pretty scenery and the lake is beautiful but the trail... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Ames, Iowa
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This trail is steep, but short (3 miles one way). The views of the lake and Sundial Peak at the top... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
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Mile Marker 7, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

The most difficult hike I've done in Utah. Pretty scenery and the lake is beautiful but the trail really makes you work for it. Make sure to bring your perseverance. Took me about 2.5 hours up.

1  Thank mattcard33
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This trail is steep, but short (3 miles one way). The views of the lake and Sundial Peak at the top are well worth the effort. Plus, the trail itself is beautiful. The fall color can be breathtaking in late summer and early fall.

Thank kjf27
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The hike to Lake Blanche is on a full incline most of the way. I exercise 4 times a week, and this was difficult for me, coupled with the thin mountain air. The views are amazing as you make the ascent. It does take a...More

3  Thank Charisse K
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We spent a week in Park City and explored numerous trails. We aren't avid hikers but are pretty fit so we thought we'd try this trail. It is not for beginning and although we are in pretty good shape it was challenging. I am extremely...More

Thank quinnt2
Reviewed 3 August 2018

It is my favorite hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It is simply beautiful. It is easy accessible from SLC.

Thank 921adriank
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Lake Blanche is a great spot. The trail is a steady climb all the way to the lake, but never really gets super steep. You just never really get a break - you gain 2700 ft in elevation so keep that in mind. Make sure...More

Thank slade45
Reviewed 22 July 2018

My husband loves to run this trail while training for Spartan races... or just because :) I find it challenging... it takes me 2 hours to the top at a steady pace with a few rest breaks. I usually like to stay at the top...More

Thank Avonlea R
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

I’ll have to say even after reading reviews, I still underestimated this hike. It was by far the longest and hardest one we have done. The views are gorgeous as you continue to climb all the way to the top to the lake. It is...More

1  Thank Dlstew65
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Whether skiing, hiking, running or just driving, this Canyon is breathtaking in any season! We just hiked to Lake Blanche this week and it was the perfect hike. Almost 7 miles round trip from the Mill B South parking lot on the "S" curve; the...More

1  Thank flyingAO
Reviewed 26 May 2018

This is a great hike. It is on the longer side and mostly up hill. I wouldn't do it as a first hike but if you've done a few this is a must do hike.

4  Thank rogich24
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16 March 2018|
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Response from Sean L | Reviewed this property |
The end of March will probably be pretty muddy. There is still quite a bit of snow up there. The runoff should start soon and cause even more mud. The best time is in the summer or in the fall.
4 December 2017|
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Response from berniet | Reviewed this property |
Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon - approximately 7200 S./Ft. Union Blvd until you reach the S curve. Parking on the right. Might be labeled Mill B South.