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The Best Hiking in Alta

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Top hiking spots in and near Alta

  • Alta, Utah

    Germania Pass via East Greeley

    5.39 mi / 1427 ft gain
    Germania Pass via East Greeley is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Alta, Utah

    Cecret Lake

    4.4
    1.78 mi / 509 ft gain
    Cecret Lake is reached by driving up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Albion Basin above Alta Ski Resort. The hike is just under 1 mile to the lake and should take about 30 minutes. The hike goes through fields full of wildflowers and wildlife is abundant. Moose, deer, and various wildlife can be s...
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  • Alta, Utah

    Devil's Castle and Sugarloaf via Cecret Lake

    4.15 mi / 1785 ft gain
    Devil's Castle and Sugarloaf via Cecret Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Alta, Utah

    Devils Castle Loop

    3.43 mi / 1476 ft gain
    Devils Castle Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Alta, Utah

    Devils Castle

    3.73 mi / 1509 ft gain
    Devils Castle is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike Catherine Pass

    4 mi / 1115 ft gain
    Catherine Pass is a must do if you are in the Salt Lake vicinity in July. The wildflowers are mind-blowing. But it’s a great hike to do in the Spring, after Alta Ski Resort has closed, and the Fall as well.  It costs $6 per vehicle to drive to the trailhead, or $10 per person to ride the lift (if...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Backpack Lake Catherine and Bag Sunset Peak

    3.5
    3 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Any chance to get into the backcountry of the Wasatch Mountains is worth it. Many people day hike in the area, but not very many backpack in. The trail meets up with the Great Western Trail and overlooks Lake Catherine. The best place to camp is in the woods next to the lake. Hike down to the lak...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike Mount Wolverine

    4 mi / 1425 ft gain
    This mountain can be conquered two ways and is a great after-work adventure to watch the sunset, an early morning trail run, or a fun family challenge. The trail is 4 miles and 1,425 feet elevation gain (from the Alta side) or 6 miles and 2,050 feet (from the Brighton side). Both routes converge ...
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  • Alta, Utah

    Wildflower Hike In Albion Basin

    5.0
    At Albion Basin, wildflowers you will see include lupine, Indian paintbrush, American bistort, sunflowers, fireweed, and many more!Drive to the very top of Little Cottonwood Canyon and park at the Albion Grill. There is a trail just behind the Grill that takes you through a variety of wildflowers...
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  • Alta, Utah

    Cecret Lake from Albion Basin

    4.9
    4.48 mi / 1214 ft gain
    The out-and-back trail from Albion Basin to Cecret Lake climbs a gentle slope and along the way there are interpretive signs with information about the basin, its plants, animals and geology. From the lake you can return the same way you came, or explore the area more. If you head there during t...
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  • Alta, Utah

    Backcountry Ski Grizzly Gulch

    1.5 mi / 1400 ft gain
    To get to the Grizzly Gulch trailhead, drive up Little Cottonwood until you reach Alta Ski Resort. Keep left along the road and park in the upper Alta parking lot. Head up the cat track with all the cats and snowmobiles parked to the side. About 100 yards up, you'll take a left and head up the st...
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  • Alta, Utah

    Albion Meadows Trail

    3.73 mi / 797 ft gain
    Albion Meadows Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Alta, Utah

    Davenport Hill

    4.04 mi / 1335 ft gain
    Davenport Hill is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Alta, Utah

    Alta-Brighton Trail

    4.36 mi / 1795 ft gain
    Alta-Brighton Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Alta, Utah

    Alta-Brighton Lakes Loop

    8.21 mi / 2415 ft gain
    Alta-Brighton Lakes Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Alta, Utah

    Germania Pass via Collins Gulch

    5.13 mi / 1867 ft gain
    Germania Pass via Collins Gulch is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sandy, Utah.
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