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Day Hike - Blanca Lake

Blanca Lake is a good hike with a great reward.

  • Road rough but passable

If you've been waiting to do Blanca Lake now is the time to go. The bugs are gone and the berries on the ridge are ripe.

The road in is long and rough but passable for any vehicle.

The first 3 miles of the hike up to the ridge are in good shape. The final mile back down to Blanca Lake is the more challenging bit with soggy mud, big steps, downed trees, and exposed roots, etc. It's worth the effort though. Blanca Lake stays hidden until you're almost there... but when that view finally opens up... wow!