Brighton Lakes Trail is a hiking trail in Alta, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 8,765 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,966 feet. The Molly Green's pub and the Alpine Rose restaurant are near the trailhead. There is also a parking. Near the end of the trail is a spring.
Brighton Lakes Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Explore a chain of pristine alpine lakes at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon. It’s a favorite hike for families and couples in search of remote mountain scenery, fir-scented woods, and photogenic lakes—all within 30 minutes of your car. Lake Mary may be the most popular alpine hike in the Salt Lake area, with hundreds of hikers enjoying its beauty on any given summer Saturday, but only a small percentage of those hikers go on to Lake Martha or Lake Catherine, where you can often find yourself completely alone. The section from just below Lake Mary to Lake Catherine is part of the Great Western Trail."
--Greg Witt, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City (Menasha Ridge Press).
"The Brighton Lakes Trail passes three lakes: Lakes Mary, Martha, and Catherine. Before you come to the first lake, there is also a spur to Dog Lake, which sits only 500 feet off the main trail. Known for its lush summer wildflowers, this area is the home of the Wasatch Wild Flower Festival, and during late July and early August wildflowers typically line the path.
This is a popular, family-friendly hike, and you will find people of all ages making the trek to these scenic alpine lakes. This hike often makes the list of Most Family Friendly Hikes near Salt Lake City."
--Lori J. Lee, Best Hikes Salt Lake City (Falcon Guides).
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