Trail Details

Sugarloaf Mountain from Albion Basin TH<br />via Germania Pass

Sugarloaf Mountain from Albion Basin TH
via Germania Pass

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.5 to 4.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 3.8 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1631 feet
 Main Aspect: North
 Climb Rate: 858 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 16%
Notes: From Cecret Lake follow the trail west up to a small pass. Follow it around until you see Germania Pass to the south (with a ski lift on each side. The trail to the peak from Germania Pass is a steep class 1 hike. 7
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links

Albion Basin TH
Trailhead Elevation: 9420 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 11.1 miles
Area: Little Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 9400 S (SR210) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: The road goes all the way to Albion Basin for a few months in the summer. The parking lot is near the campground, however, it gets busy there on weekends. Volunteers stop people at the upper Alta parking lot to encourage them to walk or take a free shuttle.

Waypoint 1
Cecret Lake
 Elevation: 9885  AKA: Secret Lake
 Feature: Lake
Notes: Yes, that’s the correct spelling – if they spelled it correctly, then it wouldn’t be a secret, right? If you are not overwelmed by the beauty at Albion Basin, Cecret Lake is icing on the cake. This is a great destination for families of all ages.
Waypoint 2
Germania Pass
 Elevation: 10600  Feature: Saddle
Notes: Every pass (saddle) sits between 2 valleys and 2 peaks. The valleys on either side of this pass, are Mineral Basin/upper American Fork Canyon, and Little Cottonwood Canyon. The peaks are Mount Baldy and Sugarloaf mountain.

Sugarloaf Mountain
 Elevation: 11051  Feature: Peak
Notes: Sugarloaf rises above Albion Basin and Upper American Fork Canyon. Look down from the peak to Pittsburg Lake in Mineral Basin (on the AF Canyon side).

Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.565836    Longitude: -111.624871 

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

External Links
for this trail
Photos  UtahPictures
Route Description  SummitPost
Trip Report  Mountain Album
 Mountain Album

Be Sociable, Share!