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blueBlack Wasatch Crest

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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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