Trail Details

Patsey Marley from Alta Trailhead<br />via Grizzly Gulch

Patsey Marley from Alta Trailhead
via Grizzly Gulch

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 3.0 to 5.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 5 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1855 feet
 Main Aspect: Southwest
 Climb Rate: 742 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 14%
Notes: The trail takes you to a place where you are looking directly down on Alta. The Wolverine Cirque and Twin Lakes is on the other side. 5
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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.


Destination
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.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.588388    Longitude: -111.608698 

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