Trail Details

Mount Wolverine from Catherine Pass TH<br />via Mount Tuscarora

Mount Wolverine from Catherine Pass TH
via Mount Tuscarora

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.5 to 4.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 4 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1415 feet
 Main Aspect: Southwest
 Climb Rate: 708 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 13%
Notes: A great hike that can be done in a few hours, with total solitude after leaving Catherine Pass. There are small patches of class 2 climbing (no exposure) on the way to Mt Tuscarora. 5
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Trailhead
Catherine Pass TH
Trailhead Elevation: 9380 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 10.6 miles
Area: Little Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 9400 S (SR210) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: There is a parking lot near the Catherine Pass trailhead (TH), but the basin gets busy on weekends. Quite often, volunteers stand at a booth near the upper Alta parking lot to encourage people to walk from there or take a free shuttle.


Waypoint 1
Catherine Pass
 Elevation: 10220  Feature: Saddle
Notes: The pass seems to be the center of many great hikes. It sits on the divide between Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyon, and is the gateway to several peaks.
Waypoint 2
Mount Tuscarora
 Elevation: 10611  Feature: Peak
Notes: Mt Tuscarora is the peak west of Lake Catherine, and a short distance from Mt Wolverine. It’s often a waypoint on the hike to Mt Wolverine to the west.


Destination
Mount Wolverine
 Elevation: 10795  Feature: Peak
Notes: Mt Wolverine is at the head of Wolverine Cirque, which drains into Twin Lakes. It is the tallest of the peaks surrounding the Brighton area. There are great views of both Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.585361    Longitude: -111.603562 

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External Links
for this trail
Route Description  SummitPost
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