Trail Details

Cardiff Pass from Mill D South Fork (Cardiff) Trailhead

Cardiff Pass from Mill D South Fork (Cardiff) Trailhead

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 4.0 to 6.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 7 miles
 Elevation Gain: 2560 feet
 Main Aspect: North
 Climb Rate: 731 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 14%
Notes: The trail to Cardiff Pass is longer from this side, but the scenery is totally different. Follow the road up the canyon. You will see No Trespassing signs in several places along the way, so be sure to stay on the road until you get past the private land. 5
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Trailhead
Cardiff Fork TH
Trailhead Elevation: 7460 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 9.2 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: There is great parking at Mill D, both sides of the road, and an outhouse. In the summer, you can get closer to the Donut Falls/Cardiff TH by driving up the road past the Jordan Pines CG. The trailhead is past the private cabins.



Destination
Cardiff Pass
 Elevation: 10020  Feature: Saddle
Notes: Cardiff Pass is probably one of the easiest locations to get to on the jagged Cottonwood Ridge. The rest of the range requires more skill and nerves. See the Snowbird/Alta ski resorts to the south and Mill D (Cardiff) Canyon to the north.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.595951    Longitude: -111.651645 

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