Trail Details

Prince of Wales Mine from Silver Fork TH<br />via Silver Fork

Prince of Wales Mine from Silver Fork TH
via Silver Fork

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 3.5 to 6.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 6.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 2050 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 661 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 13%
Notes: The trail to Prince of Wales Mine via Silver Fork has more nature and less man-made mining features than the other trail through Grizzly Gulch. Its also a bit longer with more elevation gain for those who want more of a challenge. 4
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos


Trailhead
Silver Fork TH
Trailhead Elevation: 8040 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 12.3 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: Park in the main Solitude parking lot. The trail leaves from the west end.


Waypoint 1
Silver Fork
 Elevation: 8900  Feature: Canyon
Notes: It had a lot of mining take place in it, and the evidence is still there. The stream is running out of the Prince of Wales mine


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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