Brighton Hill and Point 10420

Brighton, Utah

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Brighton Hill to Point 10420 is the closest you can backcountry ski near Brighton Ski Resort without having to ride any chairlifts to get there. The ridge and lower slopes can be a good place to take beginner backcountry skiers and splitboarders who are comfortable with riding in the trees. A low-angle ridge from the Guardsman Pass winter closure leads to the base of Point 10420, where more advanced riding can be found on steep, treed slopes. The ridge is also a safe haven from snowmobiles, which are always buzzing on Guardsman Pass Road but aren’t allowed anywhere else in upper Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

by Jared Hargrave (The Mountaineers Books)

Brighton Hill to Point 10420 is the closest you can backcountry ski near Brighton Ski Resort without having to ride any chairlifts to get there. The ridge and lower slopes can be a good place to take beginner backcountry skiers and splitboarders who are comfortable with riding in the trees. A low-angle ridge from the Guardsman Pass winter closure leads to the base of Point 10420, where more advanced riding can be found on steep, treed slopes. The ridge is also a safe haven from snowmobiles, which are always buzzing on Guardsman Pass Road but aren’t allowed anywhere else in upper Big Cottonwood Canyon.

© 2015 Jared Hargrave/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Brighton
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 1,520 feet
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Winter
Trailhead Elevation: 8,900 feet
Top Elevation: 10,420 feet
Local Maps: USGS Brighton; Wasatch Backcountry Skiing; Alpentech Wasatch Touring 1
Driving Directions: Directions to Brighton Hill and Point 10420

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