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Wasatch Crest

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

12.2 mile 19.6 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,149' 350 m
Descent: -2,669' -814 m
High: 9,892' 3,015 m
Low: 7,611' 2,320 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

Classic high altitude singletrack - up there and out there.

Leslie Kehmeier

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Wasatch Crest is one of those routes that satisfies the soul of anyone who likes to run. It's high alpine with 360 views just about the entire time - you're definitely up there and out there.

The Crest has multiple access points (Big Cottonwood Canyon, Mill Creek Canyon and Park City) - choose your own adventure and level of challenge. Starting from Park City will provide a good dose of moderate climbing and multiple loop options. This makes a good shuttle run if you start from the top of Guardsman Pass.

Between the Pinecone and the Crest Connector the trail is not overly technical but still provides a handful of challenges. Be prepared for the Fakies, a series of short climbs that punctuate a fun descent.

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Jul 28, 2018
Rachel B
From Millcreek, the trailhead is labeled “The Great Western Trail” or something to that effect
Jul 13, 2018
Barry Heywood
Great trail and great weather. made it 8 miles down the trail and then turned around clocking in 2700 feet of incline. 16mi — 2h 45m
Jun 9, 2018
Kate McDermott
13mi
Oct 7, 2017
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Looking west at the Wasatch Crest trail from the top of Puke Hill
Mar 18, 2015 near Park City, UT
Views from the top of Puke Hill (Wasatch Crest)
Mar 18, 2015 near Park City, UT
On the ridge above Desolation Lake.
Oct 15, 2015 near Snyderv…, UT
Looking west at the Wasatch Crest from the top of Puke Hill
Aug 30, 2017 near Park City, UT
An aspen grove awaits at the top of Mill Creek Canyon.
Apr 10, 2017 near Snyderv…, UT

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