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61 mi 98 km of trail 5 Featured Runs

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Featured Runs in Big Cottonwood Canyon - 5

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Favorite Sundial peak from the shores of Blanche Lake - stunning...

Lake Blanche Trail

7.0 mi 11.3 km • Out and Back • 2,592 ft Ascent 790.06 m Ascent

Singletrack Cottonwood Heights, UT

( 43 )
Favorite Just before the log crossing, heading up Broad's Fork

Broads Fork Twin Peaks

9.6 mi 15.4 km • Out and Back • 5,325 ft Ascent 1622.93 m Ascent

Singletrack Cottonwood Heights, UT

( 11 )
Favorite Desolation Lake in the morning light, from an adjacent meadow

Dog Lake and Desolation Lake

8.5 mi 13.6 km • Loop • 2,133 ft Ascent 650.01 m Ascent

Singletrack Alta, UT

( 10 )
Favorite Views - Photo on Aug 2, 2016

Butler Fork

3.3 mi 5.3 km • Out and Back • 1,486 ft Ascent 452.87 m Ascent

Singletrack Alta, UT

( 5 )
Favorite Sunrise from Catherine Pass.

Iron Cowboy Triathlon Run Course

11.0 mi 17.7 km • Loop • 3,153 ft Ascent 961.11 m Ascent

Singletrack Alta, UT

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Trails in Big Cottonwood Canyon - 25

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0.8 mi 1.2 km #1 Donut Falls Trail
Alta, UT
0.8 mi 1.2 km Alta, UT
All Clear
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Dry
14 days ago
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4.0 mi 6.4 km #2 The Triple Traverse Route
Cottonwood Heights, UT
4.0 mi 6.4 km Cottonwood Heights, UT
Unknown
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0.9 mi 1.5 km #3 Silver Lake Loop
Alta, UT
0.9 mi 1.5 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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12.2 mi 19.6 km #4 Wasatch Crest
Alta, UT
12.2 mi 19.6 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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1.8 mi 2.9 km #5 Kessler Peak North Route
Alta, UT
1.8 mi 2.9 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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2.5 mi 4.0 km #6 Brighton Lakes Trail
Alta, UT
2.5 mi 4.0 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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1.4 mi 2.2 km #7 Mt. Superior Trail
Alta, UT
1.4 mi 2.2 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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3.8 mi 6.2 km #8 Mill B North Fork Trail
Cottonwood Heights, UT
3.8 mi 6.2 km Cottonwood Heights, UT
Unknown
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1.1 mi 1.8 km #9 Lake Mary Trail
Alta, UT
1.1 mi 1.8 km Alta, UT
Minor Issues
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Muddy, Snowy - Ankle to calf deep snow the entire way. Beautiful lake was worth the hike!
22 days ago
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1.5 mi 2.4 km #10 Willow Heights Trail
Alta, UT
1.5 mi 2.4 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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1.9 mi 3.0 km #11 Mill D North Fork Trail
Alta, UT
1.9 mi 3.0 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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1.2 mi 2.0 km #12 Scott's Bypass
Park City, UT
1.2 mi 2.0 km Park City, UT
Unknown
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2.2 mi 3.5 km #13 Lake Solitude Trail
Alta, UT
2.2 mi 3.5 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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1.9 mi 3.0 km #14 Silver Fork Trail #1169
Alta, UT
1.9 mi 3.0 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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2.2 mi 3.5 km #15 Butler Fork Trail
Alta, UT
2.2 mi 3.5 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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0.9 mi 1.4 km #16 Twin Lakes Trail
Alta, UT
0.9 mi 1.4 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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1.2 mi 2.0 km #17 Mill A Basin Trail
Alta, UT
1.2 mi 2.0 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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2.5 mi 4.0 km #18 Broads Fork Trail #055
Cottonwood Heights, UT
2.5 mi 4.0 km Cottonwood Heights, UT
Unknown
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5.2 mi 8.4 km #19 Mineral Fork Trail
Alta, UT
5.2 mi 8.4 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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3.5 mi 5.6 km #20 Mill D South Fork
Alta, UT
3.5 mi 5.6 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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1.2 mi 1.9 km #21 Jupiter Peak Road
Alta, UT
1.2 mi 1.9 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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4.5 mi 7.2 km #22 Bowman Fork Trail #007
Mount Olympus, UT
4.5 mi 7.2 km Mount Olympus, UT
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees - Mostly dry on the lower section by the creek. A couple downed trees will impede those not inclined to climb over them. Upper section still has snow on the other side of White Fir Pass.
36 days ago
0.9 mi 1.5 km #23 Little Water Peak Trail
Alta, UT
0.9 mi 1.5 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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0.8 mi 1.2 km #24 Desolation Lake Trail
Snyderville, UT
0.8 mi 1.2 km Snyderville, UT
Unknown
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1.0 mi 1.6 km #25 Mill D Trail Alternate
Alta, UT
1.0 mi 1.6 km Alta, UT
Unknown
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