Trail Details

Twin Peaks (American Fork) from Snowbird TH<br />via Hidden Peak

Twin Peaks (American Fork) from Snowbird TH
via Hidden Peak

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 5.0 to 8.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 8.6 miles
 Elevation Gain: 3449 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 802 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 15%
Notes: Follow this trail up toward Hidden Peak. Follow the ridgeline southeast from the Snowbird tram, then up the ridgeline. There is some exposure on this route. 6
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links


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
Peruvian Gulch
 Elevation: 9900  Feature: Canyon
Notes: It is the large ravine leading up to the pass between Mt Baldy and Hidden Peak. You can see it from the air by taking a ride on the Snowbird Tram.
Waypoint 2
Hidden Peak
 Elevation: 10990  Feature: Peak
Notes: The Snowbird Tram terminates on the peak. I have arrived both by tram and by foot. The views are beautiful either way. From here, you can go to Mt. Baldy or American Fork Twin Peaks.


Destination
Twin Peaks (American Fork)
 Elevation: 11489  Feature: Peak
Notes: It is the highest peak on the Alpine Ridge. It overlooks the Snowbird Ski Resort and American Fork Canyon.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.551780    Longitude: -111.656597 

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


External Links
for this trail
Route Description  SummitPost
 WillhiteWeb


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