This is a quick jaunt to a lovely pass at the upper end of Little Cottonwood Canyon


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The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.

Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


The Twin Lakes Pass trail is a short hike up a road grade that ends with enjoyable views back down Little Cottonwood Canyon to the west and out over the Twin Lakes to the east.

Park at the top of the paved road in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

From the parking lot at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon follow the road up through a few switchbacks, then head to the north as it wraps up and into Grizzly Gulch.

This is a well maintained old road grade that is straightforward and easy to follow.

It's moderate in pitch and ends at the saddle at the head of the canyon after just over 2 miles and 1,400 feet of elevation.