Blind Lake

EASY 7 reviews
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Blind Lake is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Torrey, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.2 miles
1614 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips






wild flowers


If your car can handle it you can shave a few miles off this hike by driving to the next trailhead. Otherwise, park where the trail starts on the map and hike in.

18 days ago

Beautiful. Only 1 mile to Blind Lake if you drive all the way to the TH. Read my full trail guide with a map here:

26 days ago

After turning off the paved highway, you weave your way up the mountain on a dirt road. Once you start passing campsites and other visitors, you start to really climb. The views are awesome, just go slow to watch for other vehicles coming from the other direction around blind corners. We had a low profile vehicle so we stopped and parked along the way and walked the rest of the way up to the trailhead.

The trailhead is marked by a map with a very faint "You are here" and an arrow. That is where the fun begins. To the right, the road continues to another lake, to the left of the trailhead marker is a small path into a fairly dense treeline. Through the trees, the trail is easy to follow, just keep climbing and you will come to a clearing where you can see out over the trees below. Keep hiking up, and follow the path, you will pass several smaller ponds, most of which are dry before reaching the real lake. Watch out for the high altitude for the out of towners, it will really start to affect how fast you can travel uphill. Just take many short breaks and remember to breath with every step. The path winds up and around the canyon until the lake pops out of the trees. When you see the crystal clear water of the Blind Lake, you will feel immediately refreshed.

Set in front of a giant canyon wall lined with trees, Blind Lake is cool and clean. The perfect place to rest and take in all of Southern Utah's natural beauty. The lake is very large and there were even snow banks remaining in May. Nobody was around on the day of our visit and it was so peaceful and quiet. you can see the bottom of the lake and each individual rock along the beach. The wonderful views and beautiful lake were such a wonderful experience, I cannot wait to go back and visit again.

8 months ago

Great hike for the whole family. Uphill to a beautiful lake, and wonderful fall colors. The road to the trailhead is a little rough, but did not require 4WD. Definitely worth it.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Excellent hike. The fall colors were spectacular. We were able to drive a CR-V to the blind lake trailhead. Road was a little rough but worth it. It is so cool to drive up from surrounding desert into alpine terrain with numerous lakes. Great backdrop for a backpacking trip in future.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Be sure to bring lots of bug spray in early summer months. Beautiful view of the lake at the end!

4 hours ago

Thursday, April 30, 2015