Trailhead Details

Alta Trailhead in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Alta Trailhead

Trailhead Elevation: 8670 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 8.1 miles
Area: Little Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 9400 S (SR210) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: The trail starts in Alta where a paved road heading north leaves the main road. It goes past a church and the city offices. Follow the road through 2 switchbacks until you get to a junction. The junction to the north goes toward Cardiff Pass and Flagstaff Peak. The trail east goes through Grizzly Gulch toward Twin Lakes Pass.


 Destinations reached from Alta Trailhead
Trail Time
(roundtrip)
Distance
(roundtrip)
Elevation
Change
Trail
Aspect
 Mount Wolverine from Alta TH via Patsey Marley   3.5 to 5.5 hrs   6 miles   2125 feet   Southwest 
 Flagstaff Mountain from Alta TH   2.5 to 4.5 hrs   3.8 miles   1860 feet   Southeast 
 Cardiff Pass from Alta TH   2.0 to 3.5 hrs   2.8 miles   1350 feet   South 
 Prince of Wales Mine from Alta TH via Grizzly Gulch   2.5 to 4.0 hrs   5 miles   1420 feet   South 
 Honeycomb Cliffs from Alta TH via Grizzly Gulch   2.5 to 4.5 hrs   4.2 miles   1809 feet   Southwest 
 Patsey Marley from Alta TH via Grizzly Gulch   3.0 to 5.0 hrs   5 miles   1855 feet   Southwest 
 Mount Superior & Monte Cristo from Alta TH via Cardiff Pass   3.5 to 5.5 hrs   5.2 miles   2462 feet   South 
 Grizzly Gulch from Alta TH   2.0 to 2.5 hrs   3 miles   680 feet   Southwest 
 Davenport Hill from Alta TH via Grizzly Gulch   3.0 to 4.5 hrs   5.6 miles   1410 feet   South 
 Twin Lakes Pass from Alta TH via Grizzly Gulch   2.5 to 4.0 hrs   4 miles   1323 feet   Southwest 


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.590169    Longitude: -111.637347 

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