Trail Details

Sunset Peak from Catherine Pass Trailhead<br />via Catherine Pass

Sunset Peak from Catherine Pass Trailhead
via Catherine Pass

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.5 to 4.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 4.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1268 feet
 Main Aspect: West
 Climb Rate: 604 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 11%
Notes: From Catherine Pass, go up the trail to the south. You walk though beach like sand for a short portion of this hike. At the saddle, head east for a short distance across a ridge to the Peak. 3
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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.

Sunset Peak
 Elevation: 10648  Feature: Peak
Notes: This is one of the easiest peak hikes in the Wasatch. It takes about an hour from the Alta side and about an hour and a half from Brighton. You can see Big Cottonwood, Little Cottonwood and Snake Creek drainages from here. This is a good family hike for families with older children.

Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.577099    Longitude: -111.593620 

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

External Links
for this trail
Route Description  Salt Lake Tribune
Trip Report  Micks Mountain

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