Grizzly Gulch Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Grizzly Gulch Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alta, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round.

2.3 miles 923 feet Out & Back



cross country skiing



wild flowers

no dogs

8.3 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon.

2 months ago

Really good hike with great views.

4 months ago

Steep hike with a neat view of a mine, but to be honest I feel like the views from going up to Davenport Hill or Prince William Mine or Twin Lakes Pass are just as good at a much easier grade.

5 months ago

Gorgeous views of Alta, pretty empty on weekend already blooming flowers.

1 year ago

Nice quiet Hike.

1 year ago

The trailhead, which is named the Grizzly Gulch trailhead on the Alta summer trail maps, is shown as being near the summer information booth on the north side of the road. A few feet up the trail is a sign that indicates it's the Alta-Brighton trail, so maybe both are correct. I hiked it today to Twin Lakes Pass and then followed the Wolverine ridge east to Catherine's Pass. There was still lots of snow towards the upper reaches of Grizzly Gulch and on the northwest faces of the ridges. There was very light traffic until I hit Tuscrora and Catherine's pass.

The trail can be a bit difficult to navigate with a gate across it at one point and then the multiple spur trails near the mine. I originally thought about giving it 5 stars, but then I remembered the power lines somewhat spoiling the view of twin lakes.

1 year ago

The trails climbs steadily up to Twin Lakes Pass. The trail mostly follows an old mine road until the last 1/2 mile or so. Twin Lakes pass has great view of both Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon. I believe this trail is also called the Alta-Brighton