Granite Lakes Route Brighton Ski Resort
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Wasatch Mountains - Salt Lake City, Utah
The Granite Lakes Route is a large loop that hits the most prominant
alpine lakes in and around Brighton Ski Resort. This could easily
be the most scenic route under 5 miles in the Central Wasatch.
Twin Lakes Pass 9,993'
Mount Wolverine 10,795' 10,600'
Catherine's Pass 10,220'
Views of Little
Cottonwood Canyon, Albion
Basin, Cecret Lake,
Heber City, The Uinta Mountains
Hiking time : ~4 hours
Distance : ~4.5 miles Loop
Difficulty : Strenuous in places, Exposure
Elevation Gain : ~1500'
View of the Granite Lakes Route from Guardsmans
The highpoint in the center is Mount Wolverine, Tuscarora is
to the left.
Twin Lakes is clearly visible on the right, below the low point
on the ridge (Twin Lakes Pass). Lake Mary is visible but kind
of hard to see, it's straight under Mount Tuscarora.
The trailsystem above Twin Lakes Pass is very discombobulated,
I found it easier to just hike cross-country.
Note: On your way down Tuscarora, it's easy to get off
trail, take your time to make sure you are on the most established
trail. Further below it's easy to miss the left turn to Catherine's
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Alpine Scarlet Gilia Wildflowers
Twin Lakes Reservoir
The thunder was rumbling constantly.
Twin Lakes Reservoir, Mount Evergreen
Mount Wolverine with a developing thunderhead above it.
Looking southwest down Little Cottonwood Canyon and Cottonwood Ridge
toward a rainstorm in South Jordan area in the Salt Lake Valley.
A closer view of the rays of light breaking through the pouring rain.
Indian Paintbrush Wildflowers near Grizzly Gulch.
Looking southwest down Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Alpine Ridge is on the left and Cottonwood Ridge is on the right.
Nearing the summit of Mount Wolverine looking north over Wolverine
Looking southeast toward Provo Peak and Cascade Peak
Apparently, there is a fire near the base of Cascade Peak.
Looking east toward Sunset Peak 10,648'.
There is someone standing there.
Looking toward the northern end of the Wasatch
Indian Paintbrush Wildflowers
The Cottonwood Ridge.
Sunset Peak, Dromedary, One of the Twin Peaks.
3 Unnameds, Monte Cristo, Mount Superior.
Wood Borer Beetle crawling on some Lupine flower buds.
Looking east from the ridge below Mount Tuscarora
toward Pioneer Peak 10,440' and Sunset Peak,
below is Lake Catherine.
Peak 10,420, Clayton Peak and Pioneer
Clayton Peak (Mount Majestic)
Lake Catherine and Pioneer Peak
Lake Martha. It started raining, it was actually really nice.
Lake Mary filled to capacity.
Lava Lamp Goo in slow motion.
The clouds grumbled continuously in the background.
Insane cloud formations above Brighton Ski Resort
Thanks to Jason, Lorin and Trista
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