Trail Details

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 6.5 to 11.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 10.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 5666 feet
 Main Aspect: Southwest
 Climb Rate: 1111 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 21%
Notes: This is the long way to get to Pfeifferhorn, but if you’re looking for a trail with very little traffic and new scenery, this is the place to go. I’ve talked to old timers who climb up to the ridge from Red Pine Canyon, then down Dry Creek for a Little Cottonwood to Alpine hike. 9
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos


Trailhead
Dry Creek TH
Trailhead Elevation: 5660 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Area: Utah Valley
Area Location: Various locations on east and north ends of the valley
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: Dry Creek is a popular trailhead with hikers and horse riders, located in the northeast corner of Alpine. It is one of the few trailheads left in Alpine that does not cross private land and is assured of never being cut off by development. The trailhead is at the end of the road that goes past the Alpine Rodeo Grounds.



Destination
Pfeifferhorn
 Elevation: 11326  AKA: Little Matterhorn Peak
 Feature: Peak
Notes: The highest peak along the Alpine Ridge, it stands out from many directions. The climb near the top has some exposure, but remains a popular destination for more seasoned hikers. Utah Valley pioneers called it the anthill. I guess they did not see it up close.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.533559    Longitude: -111.705932 

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