Trail Details

Scott Pass from Guardsmans Pass<br />via Tri-County Peak

Scott Pass from Guardsmans Pass
via Tri-County Peak

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 1.0 to 1.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 1.8 miles
 Elevation Gain: -5 feet
 Main Aspect: ALL
 Climb Rate: -6 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 0%
Notes: You can side slope around Tri-County Peak and the Jupiter Bowl hill, then drop down to Scott Pass, or you can stick to the Wasatch Crest Trail – just keep an eye open for mountain bikers. 0
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links





Trailhead
Guardsmans Pass TH
Trailhead Elevation: 9490 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 17.1 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: The Guardsman Pass road turns off the Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd just before you get to Brighton. Follow the road to the summit. The parking area is usually crowded. This is also the start of the Wasatch Crest trail for mountain bikers.


Waypoint 1
Tri-County Peak
 Elevation: 10026  AKA: Guardsmans Pass Peak
 Feature: Peak
Notes: I first climbed this peak in the winter, on snowshoes. I didn’t see anyone the whole way up from where they close the Guardsmans Pass road in the winter. Once on the peak, I kept hearing voices. When I looked over the north edge I saw a Park City ski lift about 50 feet away – it made me chuckle.


Destination
Scott Pass
 Elevation: 9485  AKA: Guardsmans Pass Peak
 Feature: Saddle
Notes: The pass is between Scott Hill and Tri-County Peak. It borders the Park City Mountain Ski Resort. This pass was used as an alternative route into Big Cottonwood Canyon, before the road up Big Cottonwood was well developed.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.616368    Longitude: -111.558440 

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


External Links
for this trail
Winter Showshoeing  Salt Lake Tribune
 SnowshoeUtah


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