Trail Details

Pfeifferhorn from White Pine Trailhead<br />via Upper Red Pine Lake

Pfeifferhorn from White Pine Trailhead
via Upper Red Pine Lake

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 5.5 to 9.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 10.8 miles
 Elevation Gain: 3666 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 679 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 13%
Notes: This is the standard route to Pfeifferhorn. Follow trails to Red Pine Lake, then stay east as you make your way to Upper Red Pine Lake. From there climb to the saddle then down the ridge to the peak. 4
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Trailhead
White Pine TH
Trailhead Elevation: 7660 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 5.3 miles
Area: Little Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 9400 S (SR210) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: Watch for a sign that says White Pine Trailhead about half way up Little Cottonwood Canyon, just after passing Tanners Flat. It is a good size parking lot on the south side of the road, with an outhouse. This trail leads to several canyons.


Waypoint 1
Red Pine Lake
 Elevation: 9640  AKA: Lower Red Pine Lake
 Feature: Lake
Notes: High alpine lakes are great, but this one is extra beautiful. There are good places to camp on the south side of the lake. Incidently, Red Pine refers to Douglas Fir that was harvested from the canyon in the late 1800s. White Pine refers to Engelmann Spruce.
Waypoint 2
Upper Red Pine Lake
 Elevation: 10000  Feature: Lake
Notes: There are 2 lakes at Upper Red Lake. You could camp there, but there’s not much cover.


Destination
Pfeifferhorn
 Elevation: 11326  Feature: Peak
Notes: The highest peak along the Alpine Ridge, it stands out from many directions. The climb near the top has some exposure, but remains a popular destination for more seasoned hikers. Utah Valley pioneers called it the anthill. I guess they did not see it up close.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.533559    Longitude: -111.705932 

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External Links
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Photos  UtahPictures
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Route Description  SummitPost
 WillhiteWeb
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Trip Report  Hyrums Hiking
 Micks Mountain
 Mountain Album
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