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Germania Pass via Collins Gulch is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from July until October.

Length 5.0 mi Elevation gain 1,840 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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Know Before You Go. This trail accesses or travels through potential avalanche terrain. For more information and to read the daily avalanche forecast please visit: https://utahavalanchecenter.org Park in the Goldminer’s Daughter/Wildcat Base parking lot on the south side of Hwy 210 to access this service road/trail. The road is moderately-steep to steep, passing through beautiful meadows in a hanging valley, and connects to the top of the Germania Pass-East Greeley trail.

Alta Chamber & Visitors Bureau 10351 E State Highway 210 PO Box 8031 Alta, UT 84092

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Robert Lewis
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Hard going straight up. It’s a lot easier following the road

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Roy Alston
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The trail is an access road, so it’s really wide and nice if you are with a small group. We made it a loop and came back down the other side of Alta by Sugarloaf. Really nice weather this time of year, and obviously a lot of wind at the top.

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Christine Hirrill
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Approach to Sugarloaf summit was sketchy. Last 1.5 miles was dusty, slippery trail

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Kevin Lathrop
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Great day- flowers are still awesome! Very quiet on the trail, only a few others. Saw a couple moose when dropping into Albion- sweet!

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Jami Stillwell
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Worth it! Definitely steeper than the Grizzly Gulch approach. Beautiful wildflower fields from about 1 mile in, and some great panoramic views for the last half mile or so. There’s also some cute little man made waterfalls and streams along the way. Hiked up 8/9 and the wildflowers were just barely past peak. No shade on the trail, but the elevation made for mostly pleasant temps even in the middle of the day. Saw hummingbirds, a marmot family, and very few humans :) Trail is a service road with a lot of loose gravel/sand, and with the incline you have to work more to keep your footing. Having poles was a plus. If you’re hiking it as a loop, I’d recommend going up the Greeley (East) side and coming back down the Collins (West) side. Also, keep in mind that unless you park a car at each trailhead, you’ll have to connect back up to Albion at the end, which will tack on a mile or so.

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Tom Richards
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Great hike to the pass. I left the trail after about .5 mile and hiked straight up the ski run the pass. I used crampons which helped a lot. I ran most of the way down in the slightly slushy snow. It was great workout at a good elevation

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Tom Richards
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Tom Richards
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Great hike. Tremendous views from the top. It’s Aug. 29th and still a lot of flowers in the last .75 miles.

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Adventure Jo
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The boyfriend wanted to snowboard on the 4th, so I hiked along beside. I didn’t have spikes and it was pretty icy. Didn’t hike too far in

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Olga Siggins
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I love this hike but prefer hiking it as a loop-- up on the sugarloaf side and coming down collins or vice verse. Even though it is in the middle of a ski resort, you rarely see people doing this loop and it feels more wild than what one would expect. Spectacular wildflowers--blooms later than Albion. It's a good challenge though--definitely a "hard" hike because of elevation.

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Jessica Feemster-Waller
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We saw rare wildflowers as pointed out to us by a nice gentleman on the pass.

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Tyler S
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Lovely hike. Still plenty of snow coverage in certain areas, a little bit of creativity is required if you're trying to stick to the trail proper. Baldy is still looking pretty snow from the SE side, better to approach it from the NE I'd wager.

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Christine Hirrill
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Kara Doane
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Oliver Koken
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Jon Jugenheimer
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Kara Doane
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John Nicholas
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Denise Landvatter
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May Lee
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Rheanna Summers
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Scott Strahan
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Sallie Bennett
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Scott Strahan
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Jimmy Miller
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Simon Farr
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Tom Woods
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