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blue Catherine's Pass

Trail

1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 832' 254 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 10,220' 3,115 m
Low: 9,388' 2,861 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Chris Seiple

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

Chris Seiple

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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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
1.6mi
Sep 5, 2016
Becca Schenk
1.6mi
Aug 15, 2016
Josh McAlister
1.6mi
Oct 11, 2015
Chris Seiple
1.6mi
Oct 11, 2015
Victoria Richards

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  4.6 from 8 votes

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