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.

Pack List

  • Sleeping bag
  • Tent
  • Food
  • Water purifier
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Activities Camping, Backpacking, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Summer, Autumn
Features
Forest
Lake
Scenic

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Nice one Andy, I had never gone up past Red Pine but I had seen it continued. Ill be sure to check this one off my list soon


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