Red Pine Lakes

Salt Lake City, Utah

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A popular day hike or overnighter into the Lone Peak Wilderness, featuring beautiful views of Little Cottonwood Canyon, the Salt Lake Valley, and the Red Pine cirque, along with fishing for cutthroat trout. The hike is accessed via Little Cottonwood Canyon, 16 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. This hike into Utah’s first wilderness area is a popular one for Salt Lake Valley residents. The trailhead is forty minutes from downtown, and the trail ascends through some of the Wasatch’s finest alpine terrain.
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Hiking Utah

by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)

A popular day hike or overnighter into the Lone Peak Wilderness, featuring beautiful views of Little Cottonwood Canyon, the Salt Lake Valley, and the Red Pine cirque, along with fishing for cutthroat trout.

The hike is accessed via Little Cottonwood Canyon, 16 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. This hike into Utah’s first wilderness area is a popular one for Salt Lake Valley residents. The trailhead is forty minutes from downtown, and the trail ascends through some of the Wasatch’s finest alpine terrain.

©  Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 7
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: One day to overnight
Season: Late spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 7,600 feet
Top Elevation: 9,000 feet
Local Contacts: Public Lands Information Center, Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Deseret Peak Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS Dromedary Peak quad, Northern Utah Multipurpose Map, National Geographic Trails Illustrated Uinta National Forest Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Red Pine Lakes

Recent Trail Reviews

8/16/2009
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Busy trail on a Sunday evening, but understandable once you reach the west facing slopes vistas. Great views of the South S.L. Valley, and a rewarding hike for putting in the effort to push beyond to the lake. On the way down the sunset can be impressive.



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