White Pine Snowbird Link Professional Reviews and Guides
"Surprise—a glacial lake in Little Cottonwood Canyon that can be reached along a gently ascending trail. The open trail leads to wonderful canyon views, a glacial cirque dotted with alpine vegetation, and one of the prettiest lakes in Utah."
--Greg Witt, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City (Menasha Ridge Press).
"White Pine Lake sits at almost 10,000 feet at the top of White Pine Canyon surrounded by crumbling granite cliffs. The canyon is a glacial trough carved out during the last ice age. Mountain goats trip their way across the granite boulders that surround the lake, and in summer the clear waters draw hikers to the cool recess of the higher elevations and alpine lake (though swimming is not allowed). The trail follows an old jeep road as it winds carefully up the canyon, climbing then, just before the lake, descending 140 feet to the shores of beautiful White Pine Lake."
--Lori J. Lee, Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City (Falcon Guides).
"One of the most popular, user-friendly, and reliable ski-touring areas in the Salt Lake mountains. The relatively high trailhead has options ranging from two-hour, avalanche-safe beginner tours (Pink Pine) to full-day outings to Lake Peak and Red Baldy. Tree skiing and high alpine terrain adjacent to one another make this area ideal for unsettled and changing weather. Exit is friendly, back the way you’ve come."
--Tyson Bradley, Backcountry Skiing Utah (Falcon Guides).
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