Welcome!

Join us for a memorable mountain experience with the bulk of us riding the tram up the mountain and having a delicious potluck dinner. There may be, however, a few hikers who choose to hike up this steeper mountain, join us for dinner then ride the tram down.

09/05/2017
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

6200 South UTA Park n Ride
6570 South Wasatch Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

You'll find us on the south end of the large parking lot, known as "6200 South Wasatch Park n Ride" Questions? Call or text me at 801-278-5313

Cost to attend
  • $20.00Per person
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Tram ride. Purchase your ticket upon arrival. Discounts for those older than 65 or younger than 16.

Dinner is not included.  This is a potluck event, so bring something delicious to share with the group.

I recommend only stronger seasoned hikers do this hike since you'll start at 4 PM and should arrive between 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Strong, fast hiking friends of mine do this 3 mile hike in 1 1/2 - 2 hours. It's 3000 feet elevation gain starting at 8000 ft. above sea level. Hidden Peak is your destination at 11,000 feet. Those who hike up receive a free ride down the mountain on the tram!

The bulk of our group will take the 6:30 PM TRAM ride up the mountain which is just 10 minutes long and amazing beauty all the way up!

Disclaimer:

This is subject to change without notice due to conditions beyond our control (i.e. weather, road, trail or canyon conditions). Changes may be made at our 6200 South meeting place prior to leaving. It doesn't happen often but contact me to confirm if/where we are going IF you want to meet us anywhere other than our regular meeting place.

Equipment or Gear

Small blanket or table cloth to help me lay down before spreading all of our food on it. (Optional)

Food item to share with the group - make or bring something easy to carry in a backpack or bag. No coolers allowed in the tram. Some people bring a side salad, pasta dish, appetizer, Asian dish, Italian Dish, chips & salsa, cookies, desserts, treats, salads, turkey roll ups, or ANY thing that sounds good. I just named all the things that sound good to me! I wouldn't recommend alcoholic beverages since many of those coming may not drink. Try to bring something that everyone can enjoy.

Your own plate, utensils and a beverage if you like or just bring water.

Wear long pants.

Bring a warm jacket, hat, gloves if you get cold easily.

Weather at 11,000 feet is definitely cooler than in the valley.

A light chair or blanket to sit on.

Camera.

This is not a small peak. There's plenty of room for all of us. Also, check out the restaurant on top and purchase something for the group if you like.

Don't bring anything that you can't carry comfortably.

There is still plenty of walking from your car in the parking lot to the tram.

NOTE: If you are dressed warm enough, staying on the peak longer won't be a problem. BRING A JACKET AND DRESS WARMER.

You can always take off a few clothes if you're too hot.

Location

6200 South UTA Park n Ride

6570 South Wasatch Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

You'll find us on the south end of the large parking lot, known as "6200 South Wasatch Park n Ride" Questions? Call or text me at 801-278-5313

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Timeline

5:30 PM
Start gathering

Meet at 6200 south park n ride meeting, arrange carpools
At 5:35 pm drive to Snowbird Ski Resort, 2nd Entrance, Little Cottonwood Canyon

6:00 PM
Arrive at Snowbird

Meet everyone on the Main Plaza at the ticket office, buy your ticket, head to the tram line room

6:30 PM
Tram leaves Plaza

Try to join us on the 6:30 PM tram. You can catch the next tram if necessary. It holds 120 people. Expect incredible views and a smooth 10 minute ride to the top of Hidden Peak!

6:45 PM
Arrive at Hidden Peak

Elevation 11,000 ft.

8:00 PM
Tram leaves the Peak

The last tram generally departs at 8 PM, this is the one I prefer to ride. Tram leaves every 30 minutes and you may leave whenever you like.

8:15 PM
Back to the Plaza

Arrive at the Snowbird Plaza and drive down the canyon.

8:30 PM
Back to meeting place

Return to our 6200 South meeting place on or before this time.

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