Guardsman Pass from Park City

Route Color Code

  • Guardsman Pass (Midway)
  • ​Guardman Pass (Park City)
  • Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Big Cottonwood Canyon
  • Empire Pass (Midway)
  • Empire Pass (Park City)

#14 in the U.S. - Guardsman Pass from Midway, Utah

Start - Park City

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Start From Midway (Click and drag map; double click to move forward)

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Guardsman Pass RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub-  segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) elevation  gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.

Cycling and Climbing Utah

Guardsman Pass

From Midway and Park City


                                                                       Midway            Park City

  • Distance:                                         8.7 miles         7.3 miles

  • Beginning elevation:                     5,762''             7,048'

  • Ending elevation:                          9,727'              9,727'

  • Elevation gained:                          3,987'              2,760'

  • Average Grade:                             8.4%                6%

  • Fiets Index:                                    12.07               7.56

  • Location:  (a) From Midway - Climb begins at the intersection of Warm Springs and Pine Canyon Roads about 2 miles north of Midway, Utah and 54 miles south east of Salt Lake City International Airport (40.53862, -111.48375 latitude/longitude), (b) From Park City:  From the roundabout  at the south end of town on Marsac Ave (Hwy 224) at 40.64523, -111.49473 latitude/longitude.

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Hover cursor over segment slices, below, for exact  grade of a particular segment. Map route (bottom) colors correlate with elevation legend colors.