Alta Summer Trail Map and Trail Descriptions
Please plan accordingly as construction in lower Collins Gulch this summer will result in trail closures and impact access to this area.
- June: the Wildcat parking lot will be closed Monday–Thursday from 7am–5pm.
- June-September: the bottom portion of the Collins Gulch trail will be closed Monday–Thursday from 7am–5pm.
- The family-friendly Lower Albion Meadows trail will only be accessible from the Albion base area during these closures.
Other Summer Information
#4: Lower Albion Meadows Trail | .5 miles, one-way | Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Access from the Wildcat base parking lot
#6: Cecret Lake Interpretive | .75 miles, one-way | Elevation Gain: 420 feet
Access from the Albion Meadows Trail, Cecret Lake Trailhead. This very popular, easy to moderate trail features interpretive signs along the route. Biking or swimming/wading in the water is not allowed.
#11: Albion Meadows Reroute | .5 miles, one-way | Elevation Gain: 70 feet
This reroute allows hikers to enjoy the beautiful wildflowers of the Albion Meadows from the trail. This trail connects the Upper Albion Meadows trail to Catherine's Pass parking lot and trailhead.
#3: Twin Lakes Pass | 1.8 miles, one-way | Elevation Gain: 1,350 feet
Access on the north side of Highway 210, across from the Snowpine Lodge. This moderate to steep trail goes up into Grizzly Gulch and connects to Solitude Ski Resort, Big Cottonwood Canyon.
#5: Upper Albion Meadows to Cecret Lake trail | 1.4 miles, one-way | 1,100 feet
Access from the Lower Albion Meadows Trail. This moderate hike leads to the Cecret Lake Trailhead.
#7: Devil's Castle Loop | 1.8 miles, roundtrip | Elevation Gain: 460 feet
Take your mountain bike or hike from the Albion Meadows Trail or Cecret Lake parking into the campground and through the second gate.
#8: Catherine's Pass | 1.5 miles, one-way | Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Access from the parking near the top of Sunnyside lift. This moderate trail through open meadows and wetlands leads to Catherine's Pass and Lake Catherine, then drops into Big Cottonwood Canyon to Brighton.
#10: East Baldy Traverse aka EBT | .4 miles, one-way | Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Access this service road/trail from Collins Gulch or East Greeley. The road connects Alta to Mineral Basin, which is the backside of Snowbird Ski Resort.
#1: Collins Gulch | 2.6 miles, one-way | Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet
Access this moderate to steep service road from the Wildcat base area. to the ridgeline and connect to Albion Basin.
#2: Cardiff Pass | 1.4 miles, one-way | Elevation Gain: 1,360 feet
Access from the north side of Highway 210 near the Town of Alta office. This steep hike climbs the ridge opposite the ski area.
#9: East Greeley/Backside | 2.8 miles, one-way | Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet
Begin at the Cecret Lake Trailhead or come up the Albion Meadows Trail. This moderate to steep service road switchbacks into the upper Albion Basin and connects to Collins Gulch or Snowbird via the EBT.