Trail Details

Brighton Ridge Run from Brighton Lakes TH<br />via Mount Millicent

Brighton Ridge Run from Brighton Lakes TH
via Mount Millicent

 Hike Time: 6.5 to 11.0 hours
 Distance: 7.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 3640 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 1011 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 19%
Notes: Six peaks, 5 lakes, 3 counties, 3 canyons, and you end where you start, so there is no need for a car shuttle. It all makes for a pretty good day. 9
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos

Brighton Lakes TH
Trailhead Elevation: 8760 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 14.7 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: Park near the Brighton Center. The trail starts on the right side of the main building and heads southeast along the edge of a ski run.

Waypoint 1
Snake Creek Pass
 Elevation: 10080  Feature: Saddle
Notes: The pass is near the top of the Brighton Ski Resort runs. From here, you can continue on to Clayton Peak, Preston Peak or Pioneer Peak.
Waypoint 2
Pioneer Peak
 Elevation: 10440  Feature: Peak
Notes: Lots of people get to Pioneer Peaks neighbor, Sunset Peak. Very few venture over to this peak. It sits above Lake Catherine and Dog Lake.
Waypoint 3
Sunset Peak
 Elevation: 10648  Feature: Peak
Notes: This is one of the easiest peak hikes in the Wasatch. It takes about an hour from the Alta side and about an hour and a half from Brighton. You can see Big Cottonwood, Little Cottonwood and Snake Creek drainages from here. This is a good family hike for families with older children.
Waypoint 4
Mount Tuscarora
 Elevation: 10611  Feature: Peak
Notes: Mt Tuscarora is the peak west of Lake Catherine, and a short distance from Mt Wolverine. It’s often a waypoint on the hike to Mt Wolverine to the west.
Waypoint 5
Mount Wolverine
 Elevation: 10795  Feature: Peak
Notes: Mt Wolverine is at the head of Wolverine Cirque, which drains into Twin Lakes. It is the tallest of the peaks surrounding the Brighton area. There are great views of both Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons.
Waypoint 6
Mount Millicent
 Elevation: 10452  Feature: Peak
Notes: Mt Milli is the peak overlooking Brighton Ski Resort to the west. Mt Wolverine is close by as well as Wolverine Cirque.

Brighton Ridge Run
 Elevation: 10750  Feature: Trail-Distance
Notes: This route takes you over the peaks surrounding the Brighton Lakes. There are lots of exit points with beautiful return routes.

Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.577099    Longitude: -111.593620 

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