Trail Details

Scott Hill from Guardsmans Pass TH<br />via Scott Pass

Scott Hill from Guardsmans Pass TH
via Scott Pass

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.0 to 3.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 3.6 miles
 Elevation Gain: 626 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 348 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 7%
Notes: You can side slope around Tri-County Peak and the Jupiter Bowl hill, then drop down to Scott Pass. The trail from Scotts Pass to Scotts Hill is lovingly referred to as Puke Hill by the mountain bike community. 1
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links

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.
Waypoint 2
Scott Pass
 Elevation: 9485  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.

Scott Hill
 Elevation: 10116  Feature: Peak
Notes: Named for the Scott Mine that was located on the hill. The miners named Scott were not around long, but the name stuck. It is been a point of reference in Big Cottonwood Canyon.(from The Lady In The Ore Bucket by Charles Keller)

Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.624341    Longitude: -111.567383 

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

External Links
for this trail
Route Description  UtahPictures
Winter Showshoeing  SnowshoeUtah

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