Trail Details

Flagstaff Mountain from Mill D South Fork (Cardiff) Trailhead<br />via Cardiff Pass

Flagstaff Mountain from Mill D South Fork (Cardiff) Trailhead
via Cardiff Pass

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 4.5 to 7.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 8 miles
 Elevation Gain: 3070 feet
 Main Aspect: North
 Climb Rate: 768 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 15%
Notes: This is the long way to get to Flagstaff. There are plenty of good destinations along the way. 6
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links





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.


Waypoint 1
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.


Destination
Flagstaff Mountain
 Elevation: 10530  Feature: Peak
Notes: Flagstaff is at the junction of the Cottonwood Ridge and the Reed and Benson Ridge. Overlooking Alta, Mill D South Fork and Days Fork, you can see a lot of country from here. There is a higher peak a short distance to the north, which cannot be seen from Alta.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.600778    Longitude: -111.646082 

 WasatchHiker Map (shows trails)    
 Google Map (shows lat/lon on map)


External Links
for this trail
Trip Report  Micks Mountain


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