The Pfeifferhorn

Salt Lake City, Utah 84171

The Pfeifferhorn

The Pfeifferhorn Professional Review and Guide

"A very challenging day hike or overnighter to the crest of the Wasatch Mountains that offers spectacular views in rugged alpine country. The hike is accessed via Little Cottonwood Canyon, 16 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. Red Pine Lake offers access to many points along the rugged, winding ridge that divides Little Cottonwood Canyon from American Fork Canyon.

Here the granite core of the range is exposed in a series of dramatic alpine peaks that provide spectacular views and immensely satisfying climbs. No technical equipment is required to ascend the Pfeifferhorn, at 11,326 feet the third highest summit on the ridge (after the Twin Peaks, at 11,489 and 11,443 feet)."

The Pfeifferhorn Reviews

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Beautiful and strenuous hike hike. Took my 9 year old and was not quite ready for the scrambling, bouldering and super steep terrain... but like everything in the outdoors, I enjoyed it.

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Trail Information

Salt Lake City
Nearby City
3,700 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
One day to overnight
Summer through fall
7,600 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,326 feet
Top Elevation
Public Lands Information Center, Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Lone Peak Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS Dromedary Peak quad, Northern Utah Multipurpose Map, National Geographic Trails Illustrated Uinta National Forest Map
Local Maps

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Jul 2018