Trail Details

Catherine Pass from Brighton Lakes Trailhead<br />via Lake Catherine

Catherine Pass from Brighton Lakes Trailhead
via Lake Catherine

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.5 to 4.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 4.6 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1460 feet
 Main Aspect: Northeast
 Climb Rate: 635 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 12%
Notes: This trail passes 3 Brighton lakes and comes close to a 4th. At the Lake Catherine junction, stay to the right to climb up to Catherine Pass. 4
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Trailhead
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
Lake Mary
 Elevation: 9520  Feature: Lake
Notes: The lake sits beneath several rugged peak. It’s actually 2 lakes made into one by a dam.
Waypoint 2
Lake Martha
 Elevation: 9580  Feature: Lake
Notes: It is a quiet Lake off the trail. Most people see it from a distance as they make their way toward Lake Catherine or Catherine Pass.
Waypoint 3
Lake Catherine
 Elevation: 9950  Feature: Lake
Notes: It is a pristine alpine lake sitting below Sunset Peak. It was named after the Catherine Brighton, who helped her husband run the Brighton hotel in the early years.


Destination
Catherine Pass
 Elevation: 10220  Feature: Saddle
Notes: The pass seems to be the center of many great hikes. It sits on the divide between Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyon, and is the gateway to several peaks.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.580499    Longitude: -111.598733 

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