Mount Superior via Cardiff Pass Trail

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Mount Superior via Cardiff Pass Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3021 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

no dogs

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7 days ago

14 days ago

some very tough stretches. A lot of climbing. Really cool

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24 days ago

Great day hike. Good intense elevation gain with a great view at the top. Highly recommended.

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1 month ago

Hiked the East Ridge today and it is awesome - wildflowers in full bloom and outstanding views! There is some exposure toward the summit - but very manageable during the summertime with no snow. Final push is a scramble - but just keeping going up and you will find the summit.

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2 months ago

I wouldn't do it again because it was a lot steeper and more cliffy then everyone says but if you are looking for a hard long adventure then this is for you

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Only saw one other person on the hike. It's strenuous and there are lots of scrambles. Spectacular views!

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3 months ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Wasatch! Yesterday, we went up the South Ridge and down the Cardiff Pass trail. The South Ridge was as exposed and spicy as ever, and totally dry. And aside from a couple snow patches along the Cardiff trail down, which were easy to maneuver, the trail is clear and ready to be hiked!

FAVOR - if anyone is hiking to the top of Superior please keep an eye out for a brown leather wallet. The person I was hiking with lost his, and he thinks it fell out on the summit when he was grabbing a jacket out of his bag. If you find it - please contact me at kelsadkins@gmail.com. Thank you!!

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3 months ago

Great hike. Absolutely beautiful on top. Weather was a bit hit or miss. We hiked this trail about 4 weeks prior as well. Same route. Snow conditions made some portions a little sketch. We used a combination of snowshoes, crampons. Definitely recommended in the winter. Be sure to check the UAC website and bring your beacon, probe and shovel.

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10 months ago

This was an incredible and intense hike. The last half of the hike was a scramble and at times a bit sketchy. At time it can be difficult to find the trail. If you're at all inclined, the views are well worth it.