Blue Lake

TIME: 1.5 to 2 hours on the road from the gate above Bridal Veil Falls to Blue Lake; 3.5 hours, if you start in Gray’s Basin and take the traverse below Mud Lake

DISTANCE: About 2.5 miles from the gate to the lake, on the road; add another 1.3 miles if you go through Gray’s Basin

ELEVATION GAIN: Approximately 2,000 feet

MAXIMUM ELEVATION:  12,202 feet

DIFFICULTY: Moderate, on main road; moderately difficult from Gray’s Basin

TRAILHEAD: Gate by Bridal Veil power plant