Trail Details

Mount Wolverine from Alta TH<br />via Patsey Marley

Mount Wolverine from Alta TH
via Patsey Marley

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 3.5 to 5.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 6 miles
 Elevation Gain: 2125 feet
 Main Aspect: Southwest
 Climb Rate: 708 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 13%
Notes: Summit Mount Wolverine by way of Grizzly Gulch and Patsey Marley – now that sounds like a cool hike. 5
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links


Trailhead
Alta TH
Trailhead Elevation: 8670 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 8.1 miles
Area: Little Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 9400 S (SR210) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: The trail starts in Alta where a paved road heading north leaves the main road. It goes past a church and the city offices. Follow the road through 2 switchbacks until you get to a junction. The junction to the north goes toward Cardiff Pass and Flagstaff Peak. The trail east goes through Grizzly Gulch toward Twin Lakes Pass.


Waypoint 1
Grizzly Gulch
 Elevation: 9350  Feature: Canyon
Notes: This gulch is east of Alta. It has reminders of the mining heyday in this region. Continue on for hikes to Honeycomb Cliffs, Twin Lakes Pass, Patsey Marley and Mount Wolverine.
Waypoint 2
Patsey Marley
 Elevation: 10525  Feature: Ridge
Notes: Patsey Marley Ridge was named after a Scottish miner who lived in Alta during its hey day (from the book The Lady in the Ore Bucket by Charles Keller). It shares a ridgeline with Mt Wolverine.


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 

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


External Links
for this trail
Route Description  SummitPost


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