Greens Basin Trail Alternate is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 7,517 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 867 feet.
Greens Basin Trail Alternate Professional Review and Guide
"Greens Basin is a lovely meadow beneath slopes of huge evergreens that rise up from the canyon ﬂoor between Days Fork and Silver Fork. Driving up Big Cottonwood Canyon, you can see these well-spaced, powder-ﬁlled trees above the Spruces Campground. It is among this blanket of evergreens where good powder can be found long after a storm, thanks to ample shade and protection from the wind. A ski tour in Greens Basin makes for a fairly mellow day even though the basin rises 2200 vertical feet in 2.5 miles from the Spruces parking lot. This may sound like a big ascent, but the trail to the top is mostly low-grade and is protected from avalanche terrain."
--Jared Hargrave, Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah (The Mountaineers Books).
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