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Pfeifferhorn East Ridge Approach

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
53% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,672' 510 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 11,263' 3,433 m
Low: 9,597' 2,925 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 23% (13°)
Max Grade: 111% (48°)

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Trail shared by Whitney Durham

A short trail leading from Red Pine Lake to the top of the Pfeifferhorn.

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Description

From Red Pine Lake Trail, head to the south side of the lake. To the south there is a huge boulder field. The trail starts to get a bit more difficult to follow and the grade becomes very steep. The grade remains steep until you reach Upper Red Pine Lake.

Here the trail flattens out for about a 100 yards until you reach the next section that leads to a saddle. Once the ridgeline is reached, the trail becomes a scramble over and around large boulders until you reach the final steep section which heads straight up the side of the peak. This peak provides incredible views of the valley and other surrounding peaks.

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View of Red Pine Lake from the ridgeline leading to Pfeifferhorn summit.
Sep 5, 2017 near Alta, UT
Mighty Pfiefferhorn!
Jul 14, 2019 near Alta, UT
View of the final ascent leading to the summit of the Pfeifferhorn.
Sep 5, 2017 near Alta, UT
Stopping to enjoy the view of Red Pine Lake and the Upper Red Pine Lakes
May 15, 2018 near Alta, UT
Looking at the final ascent to the peak.
Mar 19, 2019 near Alta, UT

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