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Recommended Routes in Little Cottonwood Canyon - 3

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Favorite View of Red Pine Lake from the ridgeline leading to Pfeifferhorn summit.
Difficult Difficult

Pfeifferhorn

9.6 mi 15.5 km 3,596' Up 1095.95 m Up 3,595' Down 1095.87 m Down

Alta, UT
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Favorite In bloom
Intermediate Intermediate

Cecret Lake Interpretive Trail

1.7 mi 2.7 km 455' Up 138.78 m Up 455' Down 138.67 m Down

Alta, UT
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Difficult Difficult

Devil's Castle/Sugarloaf via Cecret Lake

4.2 mi 6.8 km 1,759' Up 536.02 m Up 1,758' Down 535.75 m Down

Alta, UT
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Little Cottonwood Canyon Running

  • 28 Miles 45 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 14 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Little Cottonwood Canyon - 20

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3.3 mi 5.4 km #1Red Pine Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT 24 
5.2 mi 8.4 km #2White Pine Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT 17 
1.6 mi 2.6 km #3Catherine's Pass
Intermediate Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate Intermediate
Alta, UT 10 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #4Devil's Castle Trail
Difficult Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult Difficult
Alta, UT
1.0 mi 1.7 km #5Mt. Superior South Ridge
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Alta, UT
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Alta, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #6Mt. Wolverine Trail
Difficult Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult Difficult
Alta, UT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #7Pfeifferhorn East Ridge Approach
Difficult Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult Difficult
Alta, UT
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Lower Red Pine Lake Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate Intermediate
Alta, UT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #9Maybird Lakes Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #10Mt. Superior Trail
Difficult Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult Difficult
Alta, UT

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Sunrise from Catherine Pass.
Oct 15, 2015 near Alta, UT
Sunrise on Catherine Pass.
Oct 15, 2015 near Alta, UT
A view across Little Cottonwood Canyon, looking up Hogum Fork to the ridge near Lone Peak and the Pfeifferhorn. It's hard not to feel small when peeking at the shoulders of these giants!
Nov 5, 2015 near Alta, UT
Twin Lakes Reservoir
Aug 29, 2019 near Alta, UT
The view of Albion Basin dropping in from Catherine's Pass.
Jun 20, 2020 near Alta, UT
Looking down Peruvian Gulch.
Jun 20, 2020 near Alta, UT
Wildflower meadow looking to the west.
Jul 25, 2020 near Alta, UT
Dropping off Dromedary and looking back at Sunrise and the Twins.
Aug 31, 2020 near Alta, UT
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