Trail Details

Red Top Mountain from Silver Lake Flat TH<br />via Red Baldy

Red Top Mountain from Silver Lake Flat TH
via Red Baldy

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 5.5 to 9.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 9.6 miles
 Elevation Gain: 3843 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 801 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 15%
Notes: Follow the Silver Lake Trail to the lake. Head north toward Silver Glance (there is no trail). Pass the lake, turn northwest and go up the hill, aiming for the saddle. The climb is steep, but requires no boulder climbing. Go right at the ridge to get to Red Baldy. From there, follow the ridge to Red Top. 6
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos


Trailhead
Silver Lake Flat TH
Trailhead Elevation: 7535 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Fee Station: 10.8 miles
Area: American Fork Canyon
Area Location: East on Timpanogos Hwy (SR92), exit 284 in Utah County
Area Fee: $6
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: Follow the paved road past Tibble Fork toward Granite Flat CG. Take the dirt road that heads north just before the CG shack. It will take you to the lake, the trailhead is on the north end.


Waypoint 1
Silver Lake
 Elevation: 9000  Feature: Lake
Notes: It is a beautiful alpine lake sitting below the rugged White Baldy. This lake is stocked with fish and has a few good camping spots.
Waypoint 2
Silver Glance
 Elevation: 9880  Feature: Lake
Notes: It is a small lake sitting at the base of White Baldy. There are plenty of areas to camp, if you are looking for solitude. Because of the remoteness, this lake does not get many visitors.
Waypoint 3
Red Baldy
 Elevation: 11171  Feature: Peak
Notes: Looking south, you can see 4 lakes lined up. They are Silver Glance, Silver Lake, Silver Flat Reservior and Tibble Fork Reservior. Looking North, you only see 1 lake, White Pine Lake.


Destination
Red Top Mountain
 Elevation: 11378  Feature: Peak
Notes: Red Top is a rounded peak sitting between AF Twin Peaks and Red Baldy.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.549738    Longitude: -111.661939 

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