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46 mi 74 km of trail 7 Runs

Easy Trails 7 Trails Intermediate Trails 18 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

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Runs in Little Cottonwood Canyon - 7

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Favorite Mountain View in August
Intermediate

Bells Canyon Lower Waterfall

5.3 mi 8.6 km • Loop • 1,430 ft Ascent 435.98 m Ascent

(38) Granite, UT
Favorite View of Red Pine Lake from the ridgeline leading to Pfeifferhorn summit.
Difficult

Pfeifferhorn

9.6 mi 15.5 km • Out and Back • 3,596 ft Ascent 1095.95 m Ascent

(26) Alta, UT
Favorite Sunrise on Catherine Pass.
Intermediate/Difficult

Alta-Brighton Loop

8.6 mi 13.8 km • Loop • 2,297 ft Ascent 700.24 m Ascent

(5) Alta, UT
Favorite In Bloom
Difficult

Devil's Castle/Sugarloaf via Cecret Lake

4.2 mi 6.8 km • Loop • 1,759 ft Ascent 536.02 m Ascent

(2) Alta, UT
Favorite In bloom
Intermediate

Cecret Lake Interpretive Trail

1.7 mi 2.7 km • Out and Back • 455 ft Ascent 138.78 m Ascent

(15) Alta, UT
Favorite Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir
Easy/Intermediate

Quick Bell Canyon Loop

2.2 mi 3.5 km • Loop • 426 ft Ascent 129.95 m Ascent

(3) Granite, UT
Favorite Baldy Summit
Extremely Difficult

Discrete Cirque Series - Alta, UT

7.1 mi 11.4 km • Loop • 2,469 ft Ascent 752.57 m Ascent

(3) Alta, UT

Trails in Little Cottonwood Canyon - 22

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5.2 mi 8.4 km #1White Pine Lake Trail
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
5.2 mi 8.4 km Alta, UT 13 
4.8 mi 7.8 km #2Bells Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Granite, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
4.8 mi 7.8 km Granite, UT 13 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #3Red Pine Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Alta, UT 15 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #4Devil's Castle Trail
Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.7 km Alta, UT
1.6 mi 2.6 km #5Catherine's Pass
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Alta, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #6Mt. Wolverine Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
0.6 mi 0.9 km Alta, UT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #7Maybird Lakes Trail
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Alta, UT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #8Mt. Superior Trail
Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult
1.4 mi 2.2 km Alta, UT
0.6 mi 1.0 km #9Lower Red Pine Lake Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
0.6 mi 1.0 km Alta, UT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #10Pfeifferhorn East Ridge Approach
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
1.4 mi 2.2 km Alta, UT
2.2 mi 3.5 km #11Cardiff Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
2.2 mi 3.5 km Alta, UT
0.2 mi 0.4 km #12Sugarloaf Mountain East Access
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.4 km Alta, UT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #13Baby Thunder Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Alta, UT
Easy/Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Alta, UT
0.8 mi 1.2 km #14White Pine-Snowbird Link
Easy/Intermediate
Alta, UT
Easy/Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Alta, UT
1.1 mi 1.8 km #15Devil's Castle Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Alta, UT
3.1 mi 4.9 km #16Twin Lakes Pass Trail #027
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
3.1 mi 4.9 km Alta, UT
3.4 mi 5.4 km #17Little Cottonwood Creek Trail #001
Easy/Intermediate
Granite, UT
Easy/Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.4 km Granite, UT
1.5 mi 2.4 km #18Upper Albion Meadows Trail
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Alta, UT
2.9 mi 4.6 km #19Albion Basin Summer Road
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
2.9 mi 4.6 km Alta, UT
3.2 mi 5.1 km #20Germania Pass via East Greeley
Easy/Intermediate
Alta, UT
Easy/Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.1 km Alta, UT
2.7 mi 4.3 km #21Collins Gulch Road
Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult
2.7 mi 4.3 km Alta, UT
3.7 mi 6.0 km #22Peruvian Gulch Trail
Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult
3.7 mi 6.0 km Alta, UT

Photos of Little Cottonwood Canyon - 57

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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
Sunrise on Catherine Pass.
Oct 15, 2015 near Alta, UT
Sunrise from Catherine Pass.
Oct 15, 2015 near Alta, UT
In bloom
Aug 11, 2018 near Alta, UT
In Bloom
Aug 11, 2018 near Alta, UT
In bloom
Aug 11, 2018 near Alta, UT
A view up Hogum Fork and Maybird Gulch, as well as a view of the Pfeifferhorn.
Nov 5, 2015 near Alta, UT
Sunset Peak from Ridge Trail.
Oct 10, 2019 near Brighton, UT

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