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1 / 3 of the wurl

Alta & Snowbird

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Training course for the wurl, hardest section is between red and white baldy. Be extremely careful and bring 6+ liters of water for this hike. There is no accessible water along the ridge-line except for at snowbird.

Hiking Extreme

21 km
1.6 km
2.2 km
6-7 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
3.5 km
1 / 3 of the wurl Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be extreme. It's remote, it features extreme exposure and is typically done between June and August. From a low point of 2.3 km to the maximum altitude of 3.5 km, the route covers 21 km, 1599 vertical metres of ascent and 2167 vertical metres of descent.


Brutal ridge-line hike. Start at Albion basin cg and continue up to devils castle.



Scrambling up mountains and along technical trails with moderate fall exposure. Handholds are necessary to navigate the trail in its entirety, although they are not necessary at all times. Some obstacles can be very large and difficult to navigate, and the grades can often be near-vertical. The challenge of the trail and the steepness of the grade results in very strenuous hiking. Hikes of this difficulty blur the lines between "hiking" and "climbing".

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between June and August

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