14.4 miles
4,947 ft
-4,950 ft
2 miles
High Point

Brighton to Solitude to Alta and back to Brighton

Detailed Description
Brighton-Solitude-Alta is a 14 mile less popular extreme route located near Park City Utah. This trail running only route. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 4,947 ft with a max elevation of 10,212 ft then descends -4,950 ft.

12 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
smokingtires (Aug 30, 2021 at 7:02)
Awesome trail. Too bad it's over so fast after grinding all the way up that awful climb haha.
  • + 0
Viscomij (Jul 6, 2021 at 10:13)
Wow. Do not take this route lightly. The climb up summit road is a brutal steep, loose, and exposed ascent. Honeycomb starts with narrow tech and a big drop off to the left. It is followed by super steep riding and a brutal rock garden. I would not try this alone as you can easily injure yourself on this route.
  • + 2
swats10 (Sep 28, 2020 at 11:04)
I hiked and cleared a lot of logs/boulders that were moved into the middle of the trail by a angry hiker yesterday, keep your head up in case they get moved back.
  • + 3
adrennan (Sep 28, 2020 at 7:34)
It is beautiful. That rock garden is a work of savage art. If you decided to grind all the way to the top of that and don't like tech, you probably didn't read any of the descriptions beforehand. Trail is clear as of 9/27, moved o couple loose pieces of wood and basketball sized rocks (loose I promise) from trail.
  • + 1
dhpinner SLVTS (Oct 1, 2019 at 11:31)
Dogs are not allowed in either Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons.
  • + 1
wasatchwonder (Aug 19, 2019 at 6:54)
There's about 100-200 yards of gnarly AF rock garden right now. Everything else is stupid fun.
  • + 0
bschleenbaker (Sep 15, 2018 at 6:59)
Half the trail is really amazing half the trail is okay.
  • + 0
kramedogg (Sep 6, 2018 at 12:14)
Very cool and relatively well built trail with an absolutely savage rock garden towards the bottom. It goes on forever. One of the better dh lines in the wasatch.
  • + 2
ski-or-die (Sep 3, 2018 at 15:17)
A fantastically technical descent. Entirely rideable, but ill-advised on weekends.
  • + 1
bat-mehrens (Aug 7, 2017 at 8:55)
Rode up from Brighton to Alta and back. Its hard going getting up to the ridgeline of LCC, and on the way up, its probably at least 30% hike-a-bike. Coming down from the ridge to Brighton it is mostly rideable, there's a couple section of burly boulder fields that I would say are totally unrideable. Lots of hikers/young families on the lower section of the trail.
  • + 1
alekstkach (Jul 13, 2016 at 21:53)
Mostly a hiking trail but if you like a hard tech climb then go for it! Great views but crowded on the weekends
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More Stats for Brighton-Solitude-Alta mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,307 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,728 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,724 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,438 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Honeycomb Canyon
Sep 24, 2022 @ 2:25pm
Sep 24, 2022
Pristine, all clear
Germania Pass Connect
Jun 22, 2021 @ 5:51pm
Jun 22, 2021
Salt Lake Ranger District an area closure has been put into place starting May 6, 2022 through November 30, 2022, the area, trails, road and parking lots will be closed when signed as closed. The closures when in place include the area below the Catherine’s Lake parking lot, Albion Basin road (Forest Service road #028), Albion Meadow trail (Forest Service trail #1006), Snakepit trail (Forest Service trail #1015) The closure is in place to provide for public health and safety while ski resort crews and equipment are constructing the new Sunnyside lift.
Catherine Pass (Brighton)
Jun 21, 2021 @ 1:03pm
Jun 21, 2021
Very dry and loose
Jun 15, 2021 @ 8:47am
Jun 15, 2021
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