East Fork of Wasatch

TIME: About 2.25 hours from the bridge over the San Miguel River to the first junction of the East Fork and Wasatch, just beyond Nellie Mine

DISTANCE: 4.8 miles from Bear Creek bridge to upper junction of East Fork and Wasatch Trail

ELEVATION GAIN: 3,000 to 3,800 feet, depending on the route

MAXIMUM ELEVATION: About 10,800 feet where the East Fork leaves the Wasatch Trail, around 12,000 feet at the upper junction of the East Fork and Wasatch Trail; 13,000 at the pass going into Bridal Veil

DIFFICULTY: Difficult, sustained steep in places

TRAILHEAD: Bear Creek bridge  over the San Miguel to Wasatch Trail cutoff on Bear Creek Road