Alexander Basin Trail

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

Elevation Gain3,168ft
Trailhead Elevation7,142ft
Elevation Min/Max7142/10240ft
Elevation Start/End7142/7142ft

Alexander Basin Trail

Alexander Basin Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Mount Olympus Wilderness Area. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 7,142 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,168 feet. The trail ends near Gobblers Knob (elevation 10,220 feet). This trail connects with the following: Gobbler's Knob Trail and White Fur Pass.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City (Menasha Ridge Press)
Greg Witt
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"This popular summit offers great views in all directions, but the most memorable sight will be of the wildflowers that fill Alexander Basin in spring and summer. The steep hike offers some easy scrambling and route-finding up a glacial cirque to the ridge, followed by a short jaunt to the summit." Read more
"Although not as easy to reach as the terrain to the east or west, these drainages boast outstanding bowl, chute, and glade skiing with plenty of avalanche history. For the Butler Fork Trailhead, drive 10 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC) Road and park on the plow-widened north shoulder where a Forest Service sign marks Butler Fork. For Maple Grove, exit on 3900 South off I-215 and drive 4 miles past the toll booth in Mill Creek Canyon to the spot where the winter maintenance ends. Many parties cache a vehicle here to make a one-way bi-canyon tour from Butler." Read more

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Trail Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Nearby City
Mount Olympus Wilderness Area
Skill Level
Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake Ranger District, (801) 943-1794 Utah Avalanche Center, (888) 999-4019, ext. 1; Dawn Patrol, ext. 8 Utah Mountain Adventures (ski guiding and avalanche education), (801) 550-3986 Wasatch Powderbird Guides, (801) 742-2800
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Mount Aire; Alpentech Wasatch Touring Map 1; Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Map
Local Maps

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Dec 2018