Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon until you almost reach Brighton
Ski Resort, turn left up the hill when you see the sign for
Guardsmans Pass. You will encounter a sharp switchback turn
which leads to a beautiful overlook, which offers views of the
Brighton and Solitude areas. Peaks in Albion Basin can also
Continue up this road, it will curve to the left, and then it
will switchback hard to the right. At this elbow in the road,
you will find a dirt road that spurs down the hill to the north.
just follow the paved road to the overlook. Look around you
there you are.
Guardsmans Pass is not maintained during the Winter.
If you don't have tire chains, 4WD and confidence driving uphill
on ice, you'd be better walking up this road or just waiting
for better conditions.
November 2, 2007
November 17, 2007
Dec 16, 2007
From the actual Guardsmans Pass looking east toward the Uinta Mountains.
Kletting Peak, A-1 Peak, Hayden Peak
are clearly visible.