Trail Details

Triple Traverse from Broads Fork TH<br />via Dromedary Peak

Triple Traverse from Broads Fork TH
via Dromedary Peak

 Hike Time: 11.5 to 17.5 hours
 Distance: 9.6 miles
 Elevation Gain: 6376 feet
 Main Aspect: North
 Climb Rate: 664 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 13%
Notes: The standard route for this is through Brads Fork, but there are several variations, including via Tanners Gulch for a few weeks in the spring when avalanche danger is gone, but before the snow melts. 4
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links


Trailhead
Broads Fork TH
Trailhead Elevation: 6220 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 4.3 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: The parking lot is east of the first turn in the Mill B S turn. The Lake Blanche trail heads out on an old road to the east. The Broads Fork TH is almost hidden at the west end of the parking lot.


Waypoint 1
Broads Fork
 Elevation: 8240  Feature: Canyon
Notes: The Broad Fork trail ends in an alpine meadow, with steep slopes on 3 sides. This area gets ferocious avalanches in winter. The basin is a good place to camp if you want to hit the higher peaks refreshed.
Waypoint 2
Twin Peaks (Broads Fork)
 Elevation: 11330  Feature: Peak
Notes: An impressive peak, whether you are looking at it from Salt Lake Valley or Broads Fork.
Waypoint 3
Sunrise Peak
 Elevation: 11275  AKA: O’Sullivan Peak
 Feature: Peak
Notes: It is between Broads Fork Twin Peaks and Dromedary Peak on the Cottonwood Ridge. It requires some mountaineering skills.
Waypoint 4
Dromedary Peak
 Elevation: 11107  Feature: Peak
Notes: The peak is at the top of the ridge seperating Broads Fork and Mill B North Fork canyons, as well as the Cottonwood Ridge which seperates Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons. The peak is part of the Triple Traverse and the Cottonwood Traverse.


Destination
Triple Traverse
 Elevation: 11330  Feature: Trail-Distance
Notes: The Triple Traverse is a loop of 3 peaks at the west end of the Cottonwood Ridge, Broads Fork Twin Peaks, Sunrise Peak and Dromedary Peak.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.590929    Longitude: -111.711074 

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


External Links
for this trail
Route Description  SummitPost.org
Trip Report  SummitPost.org


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