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    • Alta, Utah

      Hike and Scramble Mount Superior

      5.0
      5 mi
      This is an intermediate to advanced hike. Scrambling up the ridge is more difficult but can be done by anyone with patience and a few maneuvering skills. It is best climbed in the summer months when the ridge is free of snow. However, it makes for a good winter climb for more technical experience...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Ski Little Cottonwood Canyon

      5.0
      It's no secret that Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC) is home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the lower 48, if not North America. What many people are not aware of is the extremely easy and quick access from Salt Lake City.Enter the Dawn Patrollers. Skiers and snowboarders from Salt L...
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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

      Milky Way Astrophotography At Alta

      4.0
      Early spring is a unique time to photograph the Milky Way due to its low angle and the distinctive perspective of its galactic core. The low angle position of the Milky Way arc during the early morning hours, prior to dawn, allows for some striking panoramas, with the still snow-covered Wasatch M...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Snowshoeing Twin Lakes Pass

      5.0
      5.21 mi / 1781 ft gain
      Starting at the parking lot near the Albion Basin gate, travel up the summer road until the second switchback. Just past the second switchback and cabins, leave the summer road heading east. The Trail heads northeast into Grizzly Gulch. It should be easy to follow—it gets a lot of traffic. From h...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Albion Meadows Trail

      4.9
      2.86 mi / 696 ft gain
      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 wildflowe...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Spring Backcountry Ski Alta Ski Area

      5 mi / 1800 ft gain
      Still have the skiing itch but it's late in the spring and the resorts have closed and the other backcountry skiing areas have melted? No problem, just head up to Alta Ski Area and get some amazing backcountry corn skiing laps in.  Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon all the way to the top and park...
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    • Alta, Utah

      Mountain Bike Catherine's Pass

      4.5 mi / 1200 ft gain
      This ride isn't for the faint of heart. It's seriously tough. It's one of the most scenic and rewarding rides you'll ever do, though. The climbing is steep and the descents are rocky.Try to ride it early in the morning. Hikers frequent these trails. An early morning rip is the best way to keep fr...
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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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    • Cottonwood Heights, Utah

      Rock Climbing at Dogwood

      4.4
      If you can avoid the crowds, Dogwood is an easy crag to get to with a lot of 5.fun climbs and a legendary 5.13a sport climb. From the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, the Dogwood picnic area is 1.1 miles up the canyon. Park on the street to avoid having to pay $8 and walk into the picnic area. Fol...
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    • Cottonwood Heights, Utah

      Fishing Big Cottonwood Creek

      4.0
      Big Cottonwood Creek is a fun little creek that is often overlooked by the more popular fly-fishing waters of the Provo, Weber, and the Green Rivers of Utah. The fish aren't as big, but make up for it by being less selective with flies and a willingness to go after dry flies any time of the year....
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    • Cottonwood Heights, Utah

      Cycle Big Cottonwood Canyon

      5.0
      Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC) is one of the longest rideable canyons in the Salt Lake City area, taking you from the base of the canyon to Brighton Ski Resort. Riders have the option to ride any length of the canyon, all of which will be visually rewarding.There are 3 relatively steep sections in B...
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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Hike Stairs Gulch

      4.2
      Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon for around 2.8 miles, parking will be along the road and there will be a large rock waterfall on the right hand side of the road. The trailhead is just a short distance from that rock fall (40.623824, -111.743208)Stairs Gulch is an easy, short hike, unless you're lo...
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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Night Photography at Brighton

      4.0
      1 mi / 500 ft gain
      Park at the main parking lot at Brighton Ski Resort and head up the hill (under the Majestic Lift is a good place to start). Hiking is generally easy, even with snow on the ground, due to compaction of the snowpack during the daytime. However, snowshoeing and skinning with skis can be a good alte...
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    • Brighton, Utah

      Hike Lakes Mary, Martha and Catherine (Brighton Lakes)

      4.6
      4.41 mi / 1253 ft gain
      This trail is a local favorite because you can make it as hard or as easy as you want it to be! You can stop at the first lake which is only 1 mile from the parkinglot, or you can go to the top of one or more of the 5 peaks that are surrounding the lakes for an added challenge. It is 3.5 miles ro...
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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Silver Lake

      3.8
      0.94 mi / 49 ft gain
      This quick hike to a beautiful lake in the Wasatch Mountains is perfect for the whole family. Park at the visitor center at the Silver Lake Recreation Area near Brighton Ski Resort, pick up a trail map and walk behind the building to find the trailhead. You can also pick up a wildflower guide at ...
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