Sunset Peak Climber's Log

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TBrohm - Sep 16, 2016 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2016

Sunset Peak  Sucess!

Did a double traverse today. When up a VERY STEEP nontraditional route to Pioneer Peak and Sunset Peak. I started out following the Lake Mary/Catherine Pass Trail at Brighton Ski Resort. One I started to pass Lake Martha, the trail switch backed to the east a little. At the top of this switchback between Lake Martha and Lake Catherine, is where I left the trail and met the ridge that divides the Catherine Pass and Dog Lake area. Once off the trail, I followed a very faint game trail along the ridge. About 150 feet below the top of the ridge (with Pioneer Peak a couple hundred feet to my west), a narrow and STEEP grass and scree covered slope taunts in front. This was my favorite part of the route. Once on the Summit of Pioneer Peak, one has incredible views of the surrounding peaks. Sunset Peak is WSW about .8 to .9 miles from the summit of Pioneer. Descend to the saddle, and follow the well defined trail to the summit of Sunset. I chose to do these peaks in reverse order. Pioneer first, Sunset second. It was incredible. I highly recommend this route.


asaking11 - Jul 12, 2016 5:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2016

Sweet Peak  Sucess!

Awesome views of BCC, LCC, and AF canyons from here. We did a quick hike up and ran back down. First run/hike after breaking my ribs a couple of weeks ago.


Clubbox42 - Jun 4, 2016 10:45 pm

Unexpected Summit  Sucess!

Climbed it just for kicks from Catherine Pass while hiking to Lake Catherine with my father. Nice and easy hike, great views, would recommend if looking for a quick 10er to bag!


SabineInUtah - Mar 1, 2016 11:53 am

Easy hike!  Sucess!

Easy access and easy half-day hike RT. This would be a great peak for novice peak baggers. On the weekends, there are large crowds hiking from the Brighton parking area, so not a wilderness/solitude experience. Hiked with HZ and KP.


edge - Nov 1, 2015 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2015

Brighton Ridge Traverse  Sucess!

Hit Sunset Peak on the Brighton Ridge Traverse, awesome views and nice and warm if you got out of the wind!


browng73 - Aug 31, 2015 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1997

Nice climb  Sucess!

Hiked to the top with my wife's family.


ridings82 - Aug 25, 2015 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017

Various Ascents  Sucess!

I've climbed this peak several times - one the best views for the least amount of work in the Wasatch. Took my 8 year old daughter on one adventure and my wife on another. Definitely a peak that the majority of the family can enjoy.

Catherine's Pass TH - 07/21/2012, 08/05/2012, 08/23/2013, 08/22/2015, 07/08/2017

From Tuscarora (& Twin Lakes) - 09/27/15

Joseph Bullough

Joseph Bullough - Aug 10, 2015 12:10 pm

Various ascents  Sucess!

Climbed 14 times:

8/15/15, 8/9/15, 6/23/12, 7/23/10, 8/30/09, 7/19/09, 7/10/09, 6/27/09, 9/13/08, 7/26/08, 7/15/07, 9/10/05, 8/14/04, 5/15/04

J. W. Hall

J. W. Hall - Jul 27, 2015 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015

Nice Treat  Sucess!

Easy, clear trail; lovely views; great hike


kteichert - Jun 25, 2015 8:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2015

Alta-Brighton Loop  Sucess!

Did this with some trail running friends, Aaron Williams, and Kenzie Barlow. We started at Alta and did a little 10 mile loop, which included tagging this nice little summit.


jgreeneruns - Apr 13, 2015 3:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2014

A quick afternoon hike  Sucess!

via Martha & Mary trail

Husband and I summited quickly because we had some dinner plans. So gorgeous at the top. Very fun and pretty low key hike.


mattleggett - Sep 10, 2014 7:30 pm

First Utah hike  Sucess!

First time to Utah first hike I ever got to do on a 46day tour around the country.


eamhatch - Sep 2, 2014 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2014

Over One Year Later  Sucess!

Ammon Hatch and I climbed Sunset again. It was delightful.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Sep 1, 2014 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2014

Sunset  Sucess!

I hiked on Labor Day with my wife, 2 daughters, and about half the state of Utah. My wife and daughters hiked to Lake Catherine and waited for me while I went the additional mile to the summit. It's a beautiful area.


dgrimreaper - Aug 25, 2014 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2014

First Utah Peak  Sucess!

First peak in Utah. Tagged along with Point Supreme after starting in the lower parking lots. Overall easy hike with great views. Saw two moose on the way up to the main trailhead.


runbyu1 - Aug 17, 2014 8:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2014

Birthday Run  Sucess!

Brit and I ran up for my birthday. We saw a moose close to the trail on the way up and got some great pictures. I ran pretty hard on quite a few portions on the way up. It was hot and Brita unfortunately had a combination of dehydration and altitude sickness hit her. It was slow going on the way down. Still a great experience and a great view from the top.


eamhatch - Apr 24, 2014 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013

First Summit in Years  Sucess!

Ammon Hatch and I took Catherine's Pass to Sunset. This was the first summit I climbed since I was in high school. It was glorious, and it toughened me up for Lone Peak a couple of weeks later.


yadahzoemtn - Sep 15, 2013 9:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

Brighton Ridge Run  Sucess!

Many times


utahguy058 - Aug 12, 2013 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2013

Afternoon Delight  Sucess!

This was a tasty treat! The views were amazing. I'm looking at you Princess Timpanogas, Your curves be looking so sexy! RAWR! This truly was a gorgeous hike. It wasn't too difficult at all. We planned on doing Wolverine, but a storm came in and rained on the parade. As Garth Brooks once said... and the thunder rolls!


abrennalinerush - Aug 13, 2013 10:54 am

Re: Afternoon Delight

Pssssst - you spelled the name of your beloved mountain wrong. It's Timpanogos. We should just blame your phone again, yes?

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