1,600 ft
Distance
61 ft
Climb
-254 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Sunset Peak Details

  • Riding Area
    Alta
    Alta, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is pretty much a hike trail. It is not on wilderness, and some people like to hike-a-bike up to the summit so that they can ride down the sketchy, rocky, rooty trail. But on a nice day it is typically full of hike traffic. While most turn around at Lake Catherine, it is very tempting to see this peak overlooking the lake, and it is really not that much further up the mountain. You can hike up the Sunset Saddle trail through the sandy sections, or traverse along the face of the cirque using the Sunset Peak Alternate trail. Both are steep, even some rock stairs of sorts, but worth the views.

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More Stats for Sunset Peak bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -193 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,400 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,643 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,450 ft
  • Grade
    -12.034%
  • Grade max
    -39.664%
  • Grade min
    19.793%
  • Distance climb
    454 ft
  • Distance down
    1,147 ft
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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