Sugarloaf Peak - Hike near Alta, Utah
Alta,Utah
40.565900474, -111.624799522
1.7 miles SE of Alta, Utah
GPS: 40°33'57.2"N 111°37'29.3"W
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State: Utah

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Sugarloaf Peak is an easily reached 11,000 ft. summit which overlooks Albion Basin, Secret Lake, and much of Utah's Alta ski resort. The easy terrain and relatively high trailhead elevation combine to make Sugarloaf Peak arguably one of the easiest of the Wasatch 11'ers to ascend.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Alta, Utah

  1. Head west on E Peruvian Acre Rd (210 ft)
  2. Turn left to stay on E Peruvian Acre Rd (387 ft)
  3. E Peruvian Acre Rd turns slightly right and becomes Collins Rd (2.5 mi)
  4. Turn right (0.5 mi)
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Take the 6200 South exit (exit #6) off I-215 and follow highway 190 south-east approximately 2 miles to the intersection with Big Cottonwood Canyon road. Continue straight through the stoplight and follow the road another 4 miles to the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, where an electronic billboard on the right provides current road and/or weather conditions.

Continue east up Little Cottonwood Canyon approximately 9 miles past the billboard to the eastern end of the Alta ski area. The pavement ends at a well maintained dirt road, which can be followed approximately 3 miles to the Albion Basin Secret Lake trailhead.

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