This is a strenuous, but classic hike that contains a mix of shaded forrest and high alpine environments.
4 - 5
FATMAP difficulty grade
This is a 9 mile round trip hike through the heart of the Wasatch mountains.
The pinnacle of the outing is the summit of the mighty Pfeifferhorn peak with almost 4,000 feet of elevation gain.
The route has it all with wooded and shady old road grades and single track trail through the upper alpine.
There are some gorgeous lakes to enjoy along the way and fantastic views of the city from the top of the summit.
It's well marked but there are a few exposed sections where you'll need to focus as you scramble along a rocky ridge before reaching the final summit push.