Mount Superior

Alta & Snowbird

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

The most iconic and well-known peak in the Wasatch Mountains.

Hiking Severe

Distance
7.5 km
Ascent
764 m
Descent
764 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
19˚
Mount Superior Map

Mount Superior is possibly the most iconic and well known peak in the Wasatch Mountains. Its visibility from Alta and Snowbird ski areas make it a highly coveted and visited attraction. The views from the summit do not disappoint!

Description

Hiking Mount Superior is a fairly straightforward endeavor with a 3,000 foot climb in 5.4 miles roundtrip.

Park at the Our Lady of the Snow church and follow the dirt road that turns into single track trails.

Once you gain the pole line pass the trail becomes more rocky and faint, but it keeps to the ridge winding and weaving it's way through the loose rock until the summit.

Difficulty

Severe

Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

July, August, September

Features

  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike

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