Trail Details

Prince of Wales Mine from Alta TH<br />via Grizzly Gulch

Prince of Wales Mine from Alta TH
via Grizzly Gulch

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.5 to 4.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 5 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1420 feet
 Main Aspect: South
 Climb Rate: 568 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 11%
Notes: The trail passes through Grizzly Gulch, which itself is rich with mining history. Climb up to the Cottonwood ridge where you can see into several different canyons. 3
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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
Prince of Wales Mine
 Elevation: 10090  Feature: Mine
Notes: See evidence of mining in the Cottonwood Canyons. The 900 foot shaft has a grate over it, and some of the machinery is still there to examine.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.604663    Longitude: -111.615970 

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