Trail Details

Twin Peaks (American Fork) from Snowbird Trailhead<br />via Gad Valley

Twin Peaks (American Fork) from Snowbird Trailhead
via Gad Valley

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 5.0 to 8.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 9.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 3449 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 750 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 14%
Notes: From Gad Valley, you can climb either the northeast ridge or go up toward Hidden Peak (the one with the Snowbird tram) and climb the northwest ridge. 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
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
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


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