Twin Lakes Pass

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

Hiking Moderate

Distance
3.1 km
Ascent
374 m
Descent
0 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
11˚
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Description

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.

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

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