Sunset Peak Climber's Log

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AlanH - Aug 8, 2009 12:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008

Weekly Summit  Sucess!

I climb this peak every Wednesday and some weeks I manage twice a week. It really never gets old. It takes about 45-50 minutes to get up from the Catherine's Pass trailhead. I will usually trail run down which only takes 30 minutes. I always recommend it to people. Great peak!


ericwillhite - Jul 23, 2009 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

Tourist Peak  Sucess!

Seems like a good one to recommend for hiker friends in town. Pictures and map at


NoSubas - Dec 22, 2008 4:25 am

Mucha gente

Climbed this as a kid in high school


pbogen - Aug 26, 2008 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Via Brighton  Sucess!

Great easy peak if you don't have a lot of time.

Travis Atwood

Travis Atwood - Aug 3, 2008 12:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Brighton Ridge  Sucess!

8/2/08 - Climbed as part of the Brighton Ridge Run.


ZeeJay - May 28, 2008 5:48 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2008

Brighton Ridge Run  Sucess!

Parked at the gate on the Guardsman Pass Road. Hiked up the west ridge of 10420. Hit 10420, Clayton, Preston/10315, 10321, Pioneer Peak, and Sunset Peak. Descended to Brighton via Lake Catherine. Great snow conditions. We didn't need either snowshoes or crampons. With Anne Perry. My 17th time up here.


vanman798 - Apr 5, 2008 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

From Brighton  Sucess!

Walked up from Brighton Ski Resort passed Mary Lake, Martha Lake, and Lake Catherine. The views from this peak are great.

From Alta: Apr 5, 2008
I skied to the Catherines pass area of Alta, and then skinned up to the Peak of Sunset, and then skied down to Catherines Lake. It only took an hour from the time I sat down on the Supreme chair lift, skied over, skinned up, and skied down.

Nice views over to Brighton, as well as of Tuscarora, and Pioneer Peaks. Also liked the views of Mt. Timpanogos.

hatchmt - Feb 26, 2008 11:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

Route Climbed: Catherine Pass via Alta  Sucess!

First summit in a long time. Easy hike. Felt good to be up on top again. Went up with Ammon Hatch.


GroundControl - Jan 13, 2008 10:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2007

Solo trip via Catherine Pass  Sucess!

Beautiful dayhike from Catherine Pass TH; came out to Salt Lake for a conference a day early to hike.


seanpeckham - Oct 14, 2007 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2007

Brighton Ridge with autumn snow  Sucess!

Spent the whole day enjoying the clouds and sun come and go with fall colors and some knee-deep+ snow in some places. Came from Brighton, moved on to Tuscarora, Wolverine, and Millicent. Amazing day.
Update: In December 2010, skied two laps on the north face (only summitted for the first one) at the end of a ridge walk from Grizzly Gulch.


spengy - Oct 5, 2007 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Fun Little Hike  Sucess!

I decided to go during the late afternoon. Hiked up fairly fast (probably twenty or thirty minutes at most) because I wanted to take pictures and wanted good light. Enjoyed the view from the top. (The Brighton Lakes are beautiful) On the climb down I ran into a Moose. He was eating and getting ready for bed ;)


Moogie737 - Sep 4, 2007 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2011

Part of Brighton Ridge Run  Sucess!

This ridge run is very nice for views and for a good workout. We began at the Bear Trap Fork TH and came from north to south and to west to Catherine Pass before heading down. Eight hours of fun. 7-22-08 a partial ridge run including Twin Lakes pass from Silver Lake, Wolverine, Tuscarora and Pioneer Peak. R/T from Nordic Center bldg was 4.5 hours. Came down to Brighton from the top of the Crest Express lift. Wowed by the wild flowers all along the route. Again on 4-21-09 Part of Brighton Bowl ridge snow run - see write up on Mt. Wolverine summit log. #7 (at least) 4-20-10 Part of Brighton Ridge run on snow like last April. With Dave, Brent and Walt. #8 12-27-11 Part of solo Brighton Bowl ridge run-very hairy ascent from Pioneer/Sunset saddle. #9 9-18-15 W/ Yz for rehab. From Brighton via Mary's Lake trail.


renogurt - Sep 4, 2007 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006

From Catherine's  Sucess!

Started from Alta and did a few peaks in Brighton ski resort.


StarMan - Aug 9, 2007 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2004

Nice views

and good Fall Colors!


Kessler - Jul 23, 2007 12:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

With Dad and Grandpa  Sucess!

Climbed the peak at five years old. From Brighton, we went up to Cathrine Pass and over the top of Sunset Peak, Pioneer Peak, and the Pioneer Ridge, returning back to Brighton.


kris247 - Jul 22, 2007 4:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Brighton to Alta Traverse  Sucess!

Hit Sunset Peak with my Dad as we completed an early morning hike from Brighton to Alta.

J Anderson

J Anderson - Jul 17, 2007 12:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

Sunset before Sunrise  Sucess!

Asher and I made it to the peaks of Sunset and Pioneer before sunrise and then dropped into the Brighton area before heading back to Catherine Pass.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Jul 17, 2007 11:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

early summer morning  Sucess!

Continuing our early morning series of peakbagging, Justin A. (Gutloaf) and I went up to Sunset & Pioneer peaks via Catherine Pass.


marauders - Dec 26, 2006 11:46 pm Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2006

Brighton Ridge 5-Peak Traverse  Sucess!

Hiked the Brighton Ridge to Millicent, Woverine, Tuscarora, Sunset Peak, and Pioneer Peak. Tremendous fun! Millicent's NE ridge is easy snow hiking. Wolverine/Tuscarora is easy snow hiking as well. Sunset is a bit harder because there is a Class 3/4 rock spine in the middle of the ridge. I chose to bypass the rock spine onto a 38 degree, north facing slope which brought me back onto the ridge. Only use that bypass under total stable snow conditions. Pioneer Peak was a beast. 3' snow drifts on the ridge about every 20 feet. Hiking down off of Pioneer was 2' of soft powder all the way to Brighton. Good workout! Views are oustanding. Highly recommended.


Bassoon - Dec 18, 2006 3:14 am

Wonderful views  Sucess!

Best way to get away from the crowds on the Catherine Pass trail, though why people tend to avoid the steep bits, I'll never understand!

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