1 miles
Distance
923 ft
Climb
-82 ft
Descent
00:28:10
Avg time

Catherine Pass Details

  • Riding Area
    Alta
    Alta, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #15511 in Mountain Biking

I really like this trail both up and down. It is rated Very Difficult because of 4 or 5 spots on the trail that are either difficult to maneuver rocks or just really steep. Most everything is fully ride-able up, if you have the legs and cardio for it. A couple spots will test your balance and climbing skills for sure. There is one really rooty and steep spot right after the turn off for Albion Basin that is a short hike.

The middle of the trail is actually really easy with a nice little meadow to get your heart rate down before hitting the steep switchbacks. The view at the top overlooking Catherine Lake is worth the climb as is the DH, of course.

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More Stats for Catherine Pass bike trail
  • Altitude change
    841 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,382 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,223 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,382 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,223 ft
  • Grade
    10.672%
  • Grade max
    -59.474%
  • Grade min
    164.791%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    607 ft
  • Distance flat
    165 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:21
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.4 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • 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
  • Other Other
Directions to catherine-pass trailhead (40.582820, -111.618370)
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Catherine Pass Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 9, 2018 @ 8:05pm
Oct 9, 2018
2018 Riding season almost done!
Oct 1, 2018 @ 1:04pm
Oct 1, 2018
Recent rains have helped a ton! Still need more though!
Sep 20, 2018 @ 9:51pm
Sep 20, 2018
Dry and marbly, be careful!
Sep 1, 2018 @ 8:03pm
Sep 1, 2018
Back to very dry! Starting to dust up again....
Aug 24, 2018 @ 2:06pm
Aug 24, 2018
Great conditions, but a few areas are rutted where thunderstorm runoff occured.
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Photos

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Catherine Pass, Park City
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Jun 24, 2018 @ 9:40am
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Catherine Pass, Park City
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Jun 24, 2018 @ 9:40am
Jun 24, 2018
Catherine Pass, Park City
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Jul 11, 2017 @ 9:52am
Jul 11, 2017
Catherine Pass, Salt Lake City

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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag 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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  • + 1
flag UTracer (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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  • + 0
flag 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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