Trail Details

Red Top Mountain from Snowbird TH<br />via Gad Valley

Red Top Mountain from Snowbird TH
via Gad Valley

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 5.0 to 8.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 8.6 miles
 Elevation Gain: 3338 feet
 Main Aspect: North
 Climb Rate: 776 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 15%
Notes: Hike up any road leading to Gad Valley. As you get higher, you’ll find trail that lead up. A few hundred yards before the fork to go up to Hidden Peak, peal off and head for the ridge on the west of Twin Peaks. The ridge should lead you to Red Top 6
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Trailhead
Snowbird TH
Trailhead Elevation: 8040 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 6.4 miles
Area: Little Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 9400 S (SR210) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: Snowbird has several parking lots. The middle one is the closest to the trailheads leading to Gad Valley and Peruvian Gulch. Walk east through the lot, then continue straight on the service road across the bridge when the main road curves left. If you want a shortcut to the ridge, take the Snowbird Tram


Waypoint 1
Gad Valley
 Elevation: 9650  Feature: Canyon
Notes: This valley has many roads, ski lifts and a few buildings, used by Snowbird Resort. Despite all that, the trails are still a nice distraction.


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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