Northwest Slopes

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 40.53950°N / 111.6681°W
Additional Information Route Type: Hike/Scramble
Additional Information Time Required: Half a day
Additional Information Difficulty: Walk up, class 2
Sign the Climber's Log


White Pine TH
Total Distance: 3.46 mi
Total Elevation Gain: 3530'

The route begins at the White Pine trailhead, which is about 2/3 of the way up Little Cottonwood Canyon, about 30 min from Salt Lake City. There are signs marking the turnoff on the south side of the road.

October 2003 - Red Baldy seen...
Topo showing route up Red...

Route Description

Hike up the main trail leading out of the White Pine Trailhead. This is actually an old mining road converted to a trail that terminates at White Pine Lake, about 5.1 miles from the trailhead. From the lake, scramble up the large class 2 boulders angling left and towards the ridgeline. Eventually the white granite rock begins to change into a red quartzite, and finally one gains the twin summits.
The route gains 3,467 ft from the trailhead.

Looking east along the summit...
West ridge of Red Baldy,...
View to the west from the...

Essential Gear

Summer:Good Hiking boots and plenty of water
Winter: Skis/Snowshoes/crampons/iceaxe depending on snow conditions. Avalanche beacons and rescue gear are a must.

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