Apparently they embarrass Norwegian princes. This is probably (definitely) a better afternoon option than CrossFit, though. Much prettier than a bunch of sweaty dudes doing burpees, too.
Some friends and I did this peak in about an hour and a half...for the time commitment it was well worth it. The meadows and lakes are beautiful and the views are exquisite. I highly recommend this hike.
Quick visit as part of a Brighton Ridge traverse.
7/28/13 - Ridge run from Clayton to Sunset Peak. Great loop, saw multiple moose of all types. Trip report
6/23/13 - Brought a friend up through Albion, then hit Pioneer and back.
6/22/13 - Fun loop after tagging Mt. Superior earlier in the day. Lots of people on the summit. Trip report
Ran it while a friend waited and then we hit Wolverine together. Good views of Park City. Not a remarkable peak but one to grab while out on a hike of the area.
9/29/2012 Climbed with the WMC as part of a BCC super loop.
9/10/2014 Devil's Castle traverse. From just below Albion Basin I followed the nice trail up to Catherine Pass. From there I went up to Sunset and then on to Point Supreme. From Point Supreme it was a fun scramble over Devil's Castle. I followed the ridge to the saddle between Sugarloaf and Baldy before dropping back down.
This hike was very easy, but had great views! Great hike for kids!
Great hike for beginners, kids, photographers! Cant go wrong with the Albion Basin!
Climbed 08-2010 & 09-2011
Sunset peak was the first official peak I ever climbed! I had just met my now husband days before. I guess you could call this our first "date." It was pretty awesome. Our then 15, 14, 6, and 2 year old's went with us. Excellent hike, with excellent views. Looking back after the hikes I've been on since, this was a pretty easy one, still incredible though. Plus, it was cool to climb our first peaks ever together (Kanyon (6) and I)
We've been up to Catherine Pass from both the Brighton and Alta sides, and I think the Brighton Lakes Trail is the more scenic way. This time we took the shorter approach from Albion Basin, and I jogged to the top while the family ate some snacks and watched the sunset from Catherine Pass. We saw the same two bull moose, along with a cow and calf, that we saw just a few days earlier from the other side, which was cool.
An favorite early morning leg stretcher. I try to get up there at least once a year.
many times from both Brighton and Alta sides.
Still lots of snow and very windy. Started on Mary's Lake TH and continued past Dog Lake to the top of the Crest lift. I took the Pioneer Ridge/Brighton Ridge and hit Pioneer, Sunset, Tuscarora, Wolverine, and Millicent in 4.5 hrs. Pretty good adventure!
#2 7/26/15 - Clayton, Preston, Pioneer, Sunset, Wolverine/Tusc & Millicent
I've summitted from Big Cottonwood via Brighton Lakes and Little Cottonwood. Next up is the Brighton Ridge Run.
Catherines Pass trail to the Pass, then Sunset, Pioneer, and Point Supreme. Then over to Tuscarora, Wolverine, and Millicent. Total time 4hours40minutes. Lots of fun.
After work ridge run of Sunset Peak, Pioneer Peak, Preston Peak, and Clayton Peak. Round trip 3.5 hours from Brighton.
Hiked in moonlight at 1AM from Catherine Pass.
As part of a day of easy hiking and peakbagging. Good stuff. The views are great when things are still really green up here.
Nice easy hike after work. Great views to be had from every direction.
Hiked up to Sunset Peak, then walked the ridge to Pioneer Peak, and then back to Sunset Peak. Great views of Lake Catherine, Lake Martha, and Lake Mary, as well as Mount Tuscarora. Wind gusts of about 40 mph on the peaks. Had both summits all to myself, didn't see anyone until I was heading back down the Catherine Pass Trail.