6.3 miles
Distance
1,533 ft
Climb
-1,535 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Starting at Alta's Albion Basin Parking Lot Ride up to Catherine Pass.

Detailed Description
Alta to Catherine Pass is a 6 mile less popular expert route located near Alta Utah. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 1,533 ft with a max elevation of 10,206 ft then descends -1,535 ft.
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12 Reviews & Comments

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Lambert123 (Dec 1, 2021 at 16:42)
Great for hiking and mtb, amazing views
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Lambert123 (Dec 1, 2021 at 16:42)
Great for hiking and mtb, amazing views
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Lambert123 (Dec 1, 2021 at 16:42)
Great for hiking and mtb, amazing views
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Lambert123 (Dec 1, 2021 at 16:42)
Great for hiking and mtb, amazing views
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Lambert123 (Dec 1, 2021 at 16:42)
Great for hiking and mtb, amazing views
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Lambert123 (Dec 1, 2021 at 16:42)
Great for hiking and mtb, amazing views
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alitata (Sep 12, 2021 at 15:49)
Incredible going down, predictable giving you plenty of time to pick the best line.
Going up is for masochists.
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mxmader8 (Jul 29, 2020 at 16:02)
Really not a bad climbing route, sections are steep and line choice is important to stay out of loose rock, but plenty of opportunities to catch your breath on the way up. Mid summer seems ideal as a smooth track gets set in by hikers.
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mxmader8 (Jul 29, 2020 at 16:02)
Really not a bad climbing route, sections are steep and line choice is important to stay out of loose rock, but plenty of opportunities to catch your breath on the way up. Mid summer seems ideal as a smooth track gets set in by hikers.
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utahlabrat (Sep 21, 2018 at 21:22)
Super fun trail, I wonder if it doesn’t get ridden much bc it’s short? It’s a bit loose a bit techy and a bit flowy, with awesome views. Not really a full on black, but there enough line choices to make it intermediate to lower advanced. To me it’s like the better parts of the crest
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bat-mehrens (Aug 7, 2017 at 8:57)
Coming down it's a great high country trail, lots of fun and not crazy technical. Coming up, it's a bit of a bear, steep and a couple hike-a-bike sections.
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alekstkach (Jul 13, 2016 at 21:54)
Super fun way down from the pass. Good line of site most of the place in order avoid hikers and others coming up.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    14
More Stats for Alta to Catherine Pass mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    8,679 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,681 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,681 ft
  • Grade max
    -42.2%
  • Grade min
    37.2%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    741 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Albion Basin Road
Oct 21, 2022 @ 2:51pm
Oct 21, 2022
Germania Pass
Oct 13, 2022 @ 9:24pm
Oct 13, 2022
Traction a little lacking due to being so dry. But it is smooth.
Catherine Pass (Alta)
Oct 7, 2022 @ 5:33am
Oct 7, 2022
Watch out for moose! Big bull moose on the trail that was holding it’s ground
Upper Albion Meadows
Jul 9, 2022 @ 3:24pm
Jul 9, 2022
It's fully open.
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