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Hike this peak for a stunning view of the Brighton Lakes Trail and Big Cottonwood Canyon! Stunning views, and not too difficult!

Half-Day Run: About 3 miles. Simply hike to Catherine's Pass then take the ridge trail up to the peak.

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