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.
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."
--Jared Hargrave, Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah (The Mountaineers Books).
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