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Prince of Wales Mine

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Moderately difficult trail featuring canyon views, wildflowers, and an abandoned mine.


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Map Key

4.4

Miles

7.0

KM

Out and Back

10,060' 3,066 m

High

8,790' 2,679 m

Low

1,270' 387 m

Up

1,271' 387 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Cave · Historical Significance · Wildflowers

Overview

Great views of Little Cottonwood Canyon and Alta ski resort leading up to Silver Fork Trail and views of Brighton and Big Cottonwood Canyon. The trail features the abandoned Prince of Wales mine shaft (access is closed) and some interesting abandoned mining equipment including an interesting boiler.

Description

The trail follows the Michigan City dirt road and turns up the mountain about 1.3 miles in. Most of the trail is smooth, but there are a few occasional steep sections with uneven terrain. There are also several opportunities to branch off the main trail to get different views of the canyon or explore interesting rock formations.

History & Background

Prince of Wales Mine: westernmininghistory.com/mi…

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Drew Brown

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  4.5 from 2 votes

#3

in Alta

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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Mountain scene.
Aug 29, 2019 near Alta, UT
View of Alta ski resort from near Davenport Hill
Aug 16, 2020 near Alta, UT
Old structure.
Aug 29, 2019 near Alta, UT

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Aug 21, 2020
B F
Breathtaking! Once you get to the top of the hike, you can climb up to the top of the ridge and the view of Solitude. — 4h 00m
Aug 15, 2020
Drew Brown
4.5mi — 2h 20m