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Catherine's Pass

Intermediate
 4.7 (9)

Enjoy great views of Albion Basin, Alta Resort and Brighton Lakes on this easy trail.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Point to Point

10,220' 3,115 m

High

9,388' 2,861 m

Low

832' 254 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

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Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the trailhead, you'll follow in the shadow of ski lifts as you rise above Albion Basin. Looking across the basin, you'll have wonderful views of Devil's Castle and the rest of Alta Ski Resort.

After an initial climb, things level off for about 0.25 miles until another short climb brings you to an alpine meadow (a bog in the Spring). This is the best spot to see moose and other wildlife and also top off your water in a mountain spring. There are several great campsites on the left side of the meadow.

One more 0.25-mile climb and you're at Catherine Pass, where you can enjoy sweeping views of Lakes Catherine, Martha, and Mary, as well as Mt. Wolverine and Sunset Peak.

Flora & Fauna

You'll see abundant wildflowers in Albion basin in the Spring, and groves of beautiful Aspens changing color in the Fall. Moose, mule deer, and ground squirrels abound.

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Chris Seiple

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Photos

Sunrise on Catherine Pass.
Oct 15, 2015 near Alta, UT
Sunrise from Catherine Pass.
Oct 15, 2015 near Alta, UT
The view of Albion Basin dropping in from Catherine's Pass.
Jun 20, 2020 near Alta, UT
Albion Basin at Alta Ski resort.
Apr 30, 2017 near Alta, UT
Looking West on Catherine Pass Trail
Oct 15, 2015 near Alta, UT
Looking back on the way to Catherine Pass.
Oct 19, 2015 near Alta, UT

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Sep 20, 2020
Brandon Dotinga
Aug 30, 2018
Neil Pickers
Aug 26, 2018
Enrique Sandoval
Aug 22, 2017
Travis English
It rained and it was beautiful
Jul 16, 2017
Brooke Boone
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Aug 15, 2016
Josh McAlister
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Oct 11, 2015
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