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In our attempt to get all the summits on the Core 77 Peaks East of Salt Lake Valley, we submitted Mt. Wolverine this weekend. I couldn’t find really good beta on the mountain, so thought to share what we learned, so you can have a well planned out hike.

Start by going up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Alta: Take I-15 To I-215 Eastbound, take the 6200 South exit, South down the 210 for about 5 miles. Left to head up the canyon, after 8.5 miles you’ll reach Alta Ski Resort. Paying $6 to use the summer road, this 2 mile dirt road will get you to a small parking lot at the trailhead. You can also take the chairlift from the Alta parking lot, right to the trailhead, for $10 a person. ( I suggest this, for added adventure )

The trail is well marked, as it is used by many people to Catherine Pass to Sunset peak. Trip is a total of 3.8 miles, with 1400 foot elevation gain. Once you are at the pass, and can see down into Big Cottonwood Canyon, head sharply to the West, for the summit.

Here is a view of the summit, from about the 1/2 way point ( Looking North-West )

Ski patrol sign found at the pass, where you can see down into Big Cottonwood Canyon

The remaining part of the hike ( from the pass ). The first ( rightmost ) peak is not the summit, however you do summit this peak along the way. Mt Wolverine is the peak in the distance ( leftmost ).

Sign at the pass, directing people to Sunset Peak.

View of the summit from the false summit you can view from the pass.

View of Sunset peak trail ( from the pass ), if you head East from the sign

View from the summit, back to the false summit, and the pass beyond that summit.

Additional information here on alltrails.com

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