Backcountry Ski Grizzly Gulch

Alta Summer Road - Search Nearby - Added by Jackson Smith

Grizzly Gulch is an awesome backcountry ski area at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon with a wide variety of skiable terrain. 

To get to the Grizzly Gulch trailhead, drive up Little Cottonwood until you reach Alta Ski Resort. Keep left along the road and park in the upper Alta parking lot. Head up the cat track with all the cats and snowmobiles parked to the side. About 100 yards up, you'll take a left and head up the steep cat track. Follow this until you reach the part that wraps left around the mountain. You can follow this track all the way into Grizzly Gulch. Once in the gulch, you have a wide variety of choices. The big wide open area to the right is Patsy Marley and to the left is Black Bess and Michigan Bowl. From this point you can really choose wherever you want to ski. Careful of the terrain trap at the bottom of the gulch, avalanches occur in there frequently and people have been buried. 

Make sure to check to avalanche forecast for the day before you ever travel in the backcountry. Know before you go!

Distance

1.5 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1400 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Fitness, Snowboarding, Photography, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Scenic
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

From $300/night

The Cliff Lodge

Sandy, Utah

Salt Lake City KOA

Salt Lake City, Utah

Springville / Provo KOA

Springville, Utah

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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