Sugarloaf

Alta & Snowbird

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Sugarloaf is a simple and relatively easy hike to the top of one of the Wasatch mountains 11,000 foot peaks.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
5.8 km
Ascent
503 m
Descent
503 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3.4 km
Gradient
20˚
Sugarloaf Map

The Sugarloaf trail takes a nice path past the lovely Cecret Lake and up onto Sugarloaf peak. It covers four miles round trip as it climbs 1,600 feet. The trail is mostly moderate until the steep and loose rubble that leads to the summit.

Description

To get to the trailhead, drive up to the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon and onto the dirt road then continue to drive to the Albion Basin trailhead. Park here and follow the well-marked trail to Cecret Lake and wrap around on the west side. Follow the trail up the east side of the hill; this will take you under the Sugarloaf lift. The trail will take you to the top of the lift. From here head to the east and follow the trail up to the ridge. From here the trail disappears into the rocky scree and rubble. Continue up the ridge until the summit. "

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

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