Big Cottonwood Canyon to Brighton

Elevation Profile


Long. This is a very long ride on a mountain bike. Most of the hard climbing is in the first 5 miles, the hardest being a half mile stretch up to Storm Mountain. About 10 miles up you have to remind yourself why you are doing this and you begin to appreciate the invention of the internal combustion engine. From the stop light on Wasatch at the mouth of the canyon to the general store at Brighton is 14 miles and 3810 vertical feet.

Road Distances

Miles   Elev.  Landmark          Latitude, Longitude
 0.0    4910   Intersection
 2.8    5750   Storm Mountain
 4.3    6190   S-curve
11.1    7750   Silver Fork Lodge
12.5    8190   Solitude
13.7    8630   Guardsman turnoff
14.0    8720   Brighton Store

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