Trail Details

Catherine Pass from Catherine Pass Trailhead

Catherine Pass from Catherine Pass Trailhead

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.0 to 3.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 3 miles
 Elevation Gain: 840 feet
 Main Aspect: West
 Climb Rate: 560 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 11%
Notes: This is probably the easiest hike to a Wasatch ridge. After leaving the ski run, you pass through an alpine meadow before climbing a few switchbacks to the pass. 2
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links





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.



Destination
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.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.580499    Longitude: -111.598733 

 WasatchHiker Map (shows trails)    
 Google Map (shows lat/lon on map)


External Links
for this trail
Description  HikeUtah
Route Description  UtahOutdoorActivities
Trip Report  UtahPictures
Winter Showshoeing  Salt Lake Tribune


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