The Pfeifferhorn

Salt Lake City, Utah

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A very challenging day hike or overnighter to the crest of the Wasatch Mountains that offers spectacular views in rugged alpine country. The hike is accessed via Little Cottonwood Canyon, 16 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. Red Pine Lake offers access to many points along the rugged, winding ridge that divides Little Cottonwood Canyon from American Fork Canyon. Here the granite core of the range is exposed in a series of dramatic alpine peaks that provide spectacular views and immensely satisfying climbs. No technical equipment is required to ascend the Pfeifferhorn, at 11,326 feet the third highest summit on the ridge (after the Twin Peaks, at 11,489 and 11,443 feet).
Hiking Utah

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Hiking Utah

by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)

A very challenging day hike or overnighter to the crest of the Wasatch Mountains that offers spectacular views in rugged alpine country. The hike is accessed via Little Cottonwood Canyon, 16 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. Red Pine Lake offers access to many points along the rugged, winding ridge that divides Little Cottonwood Canyon from American Fork Canyon.

Here the granite core of the range is exposed in a series of dramatic alpine peaks that provide spectacular views and immensely satisfying climbs. No technical equipment is required to ascend the Pfeifferhorn, at 11,326 feet the third highest summit on the ridge (after the Twin Peaks, at 11,489 and 11,443 feet).

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: 3,700 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: One day to overnight
Season: Summer through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 7,600 feet
Top Elevation: 11,326 feet
Local Contacts: Public Lands Information Center, Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Lone Peak Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS Dromedary Peak quad, Northern Utah Multipurpose Map, National Geographic Trails Illustrated Uinta National Forest Map
Driving Directions: Directions to The Pfeifferhorn

Recent Trail Reviews

7/24/2010
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Beautiful and strenuous hike hike. Took my 9 year old and was not quite ready for the scrambling, bouldering and super steep terrain... but like everything in the outdoors, I enjoyed it.



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