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1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
77% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 832' 254 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 10,220' 3,115 m
Low: 9,388' 2,861 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Enjoy great views of Albion Basin, Alta Resort and Brighton Lakes on this easy trail.

Chris Seiple

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the trailhead, you'll follow in the shadow of ski lifts as you rise above Albion Basin. Looking across the basin, you'll have wonderful views of Devil's Castle and the rest of Alta Ski Resort.

After an initial climb, things level off for about 0.25 miles until another short climb brings you to an alpine meadow (a bog in the Spring). This is the best spot to see moose and other wildlife and also top off your water in a mountain spring. There are several great campsites on the left side of the meadow.

One more 0.25-mile climb and you're at Catherine Pass, where you can enjoy sweeping views of Lakes Catherine, Martha, and Mary, as well as Mt. Wolverine and Sunset Peak.

Flora & Fauna

You'll see abundant wildflowers in Albion basin in the Spring, and groves of beautiful Aspens changing color in the Fall. Moose, mule deer, and ground squirrels abound.

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Sep 16, 2017
Kate McDermott
Sep 2, 2017
Tomsen Reed
Did a fun tour up Catherine's Pass to Mount Tuscarora, Wolverine, and Millicent and then down and around Twin Lakes to Twin Lake Pass, and then back 6.8mi — 2h 30m

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