Trail Details

Bullion Divide from Albion Basin Trailhead<br />via White Baldy

Bullion Divide from Albion Basin Trailhead
via White Baldy

 Hike Time: 10.5 to 18.0 hours
 Distance: 12.5 miles
 Elevation Gain: 5527 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 442 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 8%
Notes: The trail traverses ridges above Alta and Snowbird ski areas, and then exits out White Pine Canyon. It has not been developed, except for White Pine Lake, which has a dam on it. 1
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links


Trailhead
Albion Basin TH
Trailhead Elevation: 9420 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 11.1 miles
Area: Little Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 9400 S (SR210) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: The road goes all the way to Albion Basin for a few months in the summer. The parking lot is near the campground, however, it gets busy there on weekends. Volunteers stop people at the upper Alta parking lot to encourage them to walk or take a free shuttle.


Waypoint 1
Sugarloaf Mountain
 Elevation: 11051  Feature: Peak
Notes: Sugarloaf rises above Albion Basin and Upper American Fork Canyon. Look down from the peak to Pittsburg Lake in Mineral Basin (on the AF Canyon side).
Waypoint 2
Mount Baldy
 Elevation: 11068  Feature: Peak
Notes: Great 360 degree views of Mineral Basin, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Sugarloaf Peak and AF Twin Peaks. This peak is relatively easy to get to.
Waypoint 3
Twin Peaks (American Fork)
 Elevation: 11489  Feature: Peak
Notes: It is the highest peak on the Alpine Ridge. It overlooks the Snowbird Ski Resort and American Fork Canyon.
Waypoint 4
Red Top Mountain
 Elevation: 11378  AKA: Red Stack
 Feature: Peak
Notes: Red Top is a rounded peak sitting between AF Twin Peaks and Red Baldy.
Waypoint 5
Red Baldy
 Elevation: 11171  Feature: Peak
Notes: Looking south, you can see 4 lakes lined up. They are Silver Glance, Silver Lake, Silver Flat Reservior and Tibble Fork Reservior. Looking North, you only see 1 lake, White Pine Lake.
Waypoint 6
White Baldy
 Elevation: 11321  Feature: Peak
Notes: It towers over White Pine Canyon, Silver Fork and the Wishbone Basin.


Destination
Bullion Divide
 Elevation: 11489  Feature: Trail-Distance
Notes: The Bullion Divide route takes you across the eastern ridgeline between Little Cottonwood Canyon and American Fork Canyon. The name is in reference to the areas mining days when tons of bullion exited the canyon by people, mule and locomotive power.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.551780    Longitude: -111.656597 

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External Links
for this trail
Route Description  SummitPost.org
Trip Report  CascadeClimbers
 SummitPost.org
 SummitPost.org
 WasatchAndBeyond


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