Added by Andy Earl
- The Cottonwood ridge line is one of the most easily accessible alpine experiences you can have
- Beautiful views and lakes
- An opportunity to knock out multiple summits in a day
Begin at the White Pine Trailhead in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Follow the trail up toward Red Pine Lake. The trail gets a little hard to follow after the lake, but find your way up to the ridge between Pfeifferhorn and White Baldy.
Set up camp and enjoy a night in the high mountains. Morning will allow you to adventure hike from White Baldy to Pfeifferhorn. The ridge has a few sections of some pretty fun scrambling.
- Sleeping bag
- Water purifier
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More Adventures Nearby
Backcountry Ski Grizzly Gulch
Utah / Alta Summer Road
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.
Backcountry Ski Willow Fork
Utah / Willow Fork Trailhead
Willow Fork is just across the mountain from Solitude Ski Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon.