Blue LakeWendover, Ut
Swim, Snorkel, Relax, and Unwind
Length: 0.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 10 ft
Approximate Hiking Time: 20 min
Nearest Town: Wendover, Ut
Blue Lake is fed by a geothermal pool making the water a balmy 72-85. It feels cool and refreshing in the heat of summer and warm in the cool of winter. Popular with scuba divers, snorkelers, and those looking to enjoy a natural swimming hole nearby Wendover. This is a great place to spend the afternoon soaking up the sun and relaxing.
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1. Where to Park
In the lot… Yes, it means walking to get to the lake. Yes, there are other cars parked right up to the lake. AND yes, it means you also won’t get stuck in the mud….
2. What to Bring
Make sure you bring your swim suit and a picnic lunch. The water is so enjoyable we’re sure you’ll be out here longer than you expected to be.
3. When to Go
Any time of the year, but spring and fall are great times to come and enjoy the warm water and cooler air.
Most of the route to Blue Lake is signed. It’s really only the last turn that isn’t and due to it’s popularity, you can type it into google maps!
A boardwalk leads through the parking lot towards Blue Lake and arriving at the dock area. There tends to be more people over in this area, but the path is easy to follow and you won’t get your car stuck.
Rather than taking this route, we followed the road back and around Blue Lake. While the road looked pretty good, I’d still recommend walking in. Two other cars were stuck to their axles and part of our time was spent helping get them unstuck.
The walk is about 0.4 miles from the parking area and gets you to a more secluded area. Walk along the road heading around the lot. Watch out for mud off the path. There are a few platforms (pieces of plywood) that can help access the lake.
Note: the lake gets deep quickly so children should wear life jackets unless they are very strong swimmers.
Why is this hike easy?
The walk from the parking area to Blue Lake isn’t very far and is relatively flat. If you take the road, parts can be uneven from vehicles driving on soft ground and closer you are to the lake the more likely you’ll get stuck.
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