2 miles
Distance
119 ft
Climb
-1,509 ft
Descent
00:27:06
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Catherine Pass (Brighton) Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Little Cottonwood Canyon
    Park City, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Global Ranking
    #22319 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

This is a brutal and rocky climb with sustained steep grades. Some like it for the punishment others find it a necessary evil when linking up multiple canyons for a wasatch epic of sorts. Expect it to be an adventure ride with some hiking

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Catherine Pass (Brighton) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,391 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,833 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,223 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,223 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,833 ft
  • Grade
    -11.799%
  • Grade max
    -73.395%
  • Grade min
    41.615%
  • Distance climb
    1,377 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    156 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:57:34
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Status:
on Sep 20, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Catherine Pass... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 20, 2018 @ 9:49pm
      Sep 20, 2018
      Dry and marbly, be careful!
      Sep 6, 2018 @ 4:05pm
      Sep 6, 2018
      Very dry and dusty!
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 9:57am
      Sep 3, 2018
      Saturated with hikers, but otherwise in great shape.
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 4:39pm
      Aug 27, 2018
      Good conditions, but rutted in a few spots where thunderstorm runoff occurred.
      Aug 12, 2018 @ 6:00pm
      Aug 12, 2018
      Super dry, be careful!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 26 miles avg distance
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      Jun 24, 2018 @ 7:41am
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      Dec 22, 2016 @ 4:28pm
      Dec 22, 2016
      Catherine Pass (Brighton)

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag 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
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag behrens-1441 (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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag ski-or-die (Sep 3, 2018 at 15:17)
       A fantastically technical descent. Entirely rideable, but ill-advised on weekends.
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