Trail Details

Lake Catherine from Catherine Pass TH<br />via Catherine Pass

Lake Catherine from Catherine Pass TH
via Catherine Pass

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.0 to 3.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 3.6 miles
 Elevation Gain: 899 feet
 Main Aspect: West
 Climb Rate: 499 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 9%
Notes: You can see the lake from Catherine Pass. It is just a short hike down to it from here. 2
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Catherine Pass TH
Trailhead Elevation: 9380 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 10.6 miles
Area: Little Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 9400 S (SR210) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: There is a parking lot near the Catherine Pass trailhead (TH), but the basin gets busy on weekends. Quite often, volunteers stand at a booth near the upper Alta parking lot to encourage people to walk from there or take a free shuttle.

Waypoint 1
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.

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.

Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.580878    Longitude: -111.592960 

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