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Wasatch Crest Connector

Brighton and Solitude

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Alternate start to the Wasatch Crest Trail, if parking at Guardsman Pass is full.

Trail Running Moderate

1.2 km
96 m
0 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
2.9 km
Wasatch Crest Connector Map

This trail starts from a switchback with roadside parking on Guardsman Pass Road, just a bit downhill from the overlook at the top of the pass. Since the pass is so popular with motorists and hikers, parking is often full. Runners and bikers may want to start here instead.


The trail is a jeep road that ascends gradually through hillside forest and meadows. It meets the main Wasatch Crest Trail at a notch overlooking Scott's Bowl of Park City Resort. You won't miss out on much of the Wasatch Crest, but will skip the crowds at Guardsman Pass.



Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

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


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between May and December

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