Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hiking at Alta



Now is a great time to be hiking in Little Cottonwood Canyon.  The summer road to Albion Basin opens this weekend.  There is free shuttle service from the Sunnyside Store at the Albion Day Lodge.
  
Cardiff Pass
The start of this trail is across the street from Alta Lodge.



View from Cardiff Pass trail.

Trail to Catherine's Pass.  This trail starts at the top of Sunnyside Lift in Albion Basin.  It is 1.5 miles each way and provides breath taking views in all directions.


View from Catherine's Pass.


View from the trail on the return trip from Catherine's Pass.



Meadow along the Catherine's Pass trail with buttercup wildflowers.

 View of Mt. Superior on the way back to the Catherine's Pass trail head.





The start of the trail to Red Pine Lake in Little Cottonwood Canyon. This trail is three miles each way.



Wildflowers are abundant on this trail.
















There are three bridges to cross the creeks.

The Salt Lake Valley viewed from the trail.


Red Pine Lake.

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