Lake Mary / Catherine's Pass Trail Hike

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Lake Mary Trail
Salt Lake City,UT 84121

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All photos by Outdoor Project Contributor, Kyle Jenkins

Pros: Tremendous fall color. Beautiful lakes.
Moose and other wildlife. Fishing.
Cons: Steep terrain. No dogs. No swimming. Crowded at times.
Congestion: Moderate
Preferable Season(s): Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required: Not Required 
Dogs allowed: No
Total Distance: 4.50 mi (7.24 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 8,792 ft (2,680 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 1,450 ft (442 m)
Trail Uses: Hiking
Trail type: There-and-back 

The Lake Mary/Catherine's Pass Trail is a great hike with plenty of options when it comes to adjusting the length of your adventure. On this trail there are three major lakes and access to Little Cottonwood Canyon by way of Catherine's Pass. Great views, incredible autumn color, and frequent wildlife keep a steady stream of hikers coming up. Beautiful peaks rise above the lakes including Mount Millicent, which during the winter is a major part of the terrain at Brighton Ski Resort. Like most Wasatch hikes, this one can be pretty steep at times, but the short distance and amazing views make the climbing worthwhile.