Cardiff Pass Trail

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah 84088

Elevation Gain1,556ft
Trailhead Elevation8,994ft
Elevation Min/Max8994/10015ft
Elevation Start/End8994/8994ft

Cardiff Pass Trail

Cardiff Pass Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 8,994 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,556 feet. This trail connects with the following: Mill D South Trail.

Cardiff Pass Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Backcountry skiers derisively call the Central Wasatch “Wasangeles,” and for good reason. The range’s proximity to the Salt Lake metropolis humming in the valley below means skiers and riders are crawling all over the place. Nowhere is this better illustrated than at Cardiff Pass. Located just above the Town of Alta, Cardiff (also known as Pole Line Pass, thanks to the powerline strung above) can feel like an LA traffic jam on the skin track, especially the morning after a storm. While Cardiff Pass is the main ascent route for the expert-only tours on Cardiac Ridge, Mount Superior, and Flagstaff Mountain, this tour describes the beginner-friendly ski and snowboard routes in the area, which is a great place for first-timers to learn the finer aspects of skinning technique."

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Trail Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
USGS Dromedary Peak; Wasatch Backcountry Skiing; Alpentech Wasatch Touring 1
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Jul 2018