7. Snowshoe to Lake Blanche
Lake Blanche is an extremely popular hike along the Wasatch Range in Utah. During the summer and fall months the lake, wildlife, flowers, and Sundial Peak as a backdrop offer spectacular views.
Lake Blanche is one of the most beautiful and scenic lakes in Utah and turns into a winter wonderland once the snow hits! You won’t run into as many people in the winter either. During the winter and early spring, Lake Blanche can be easily accessed by snowshoes or even small crampons. The hike is 2.8 miles each way and should take between 4-6 hours round trip in the snow. This hike is still very popular in the winter so the trail is easily accessible and easy to follow by others footprints, unless done right after a snow storm.
Park in the parking lot right before the “S” turn up Big Cottonwood Canyon and follow the trail to the lake. The nice thing about snowshoeing lake Blanche is that you’ll be able to follow others footprints. I’ve done it with snowshoes and tennis shoes with small crampons. The trail is packed down enough so you won’t find yourself sinking with every step.