Trail Details

Twin Lakes Pass from Silver Lake Trailhead<br />via Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes Pass from Silver Lake Trailhead
via Twin Lakes

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.5 to 4.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 4 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1263 feet
 Main Aspect: East
 Climb Rate: 632 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 12%
Notes: Once you get to Twin Lakes, follow the trail around the northern side of the lake. 4
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links





Trailhead
Silver Lake TH
Trailhead Elevation: 8730 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 14.4 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: The Solitude Nordic Center becomes the Silver Lake visitors center in the summer. There is full facilities and information inside. The center also has picnic tables in the vicinity. The trail starts behind the visitors center


Waypoint 1
Silver Lake
 Elevation: 8730  Feature: Lake
Notes: Follow the boardwalk around half the lake, where you can fish or watch ducks. This hike is perfect for families with really young children. Its located in the Brighton area of Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Waypoint 2
Twin Lakes
 Elevation: 9460  Feature: Lake
Notes: Twin Lakes is a reservoir about twice as big as Silver Lake and is surrounded by several peaks.


Destination
Twin Lakes Pass
 Elevation: 9993  Feature: Saddle
Notes: Twin Lakes Pass is on the divide between Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. You can see Grizzly Gulch (LLC) to the west and Twin Lakes (BCC) to the east.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.594400    Longitude: -111.609133 

 WasatchHiker Map (shows trails)    
 Google Map (shows lat/lon on map)


External Links
for this trail
Photos  Dawns Light Photography


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