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Grizzly Gulch to Twin Lakes Pass and Patsy Marley

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Uphill route from Alta to Patsy Marley and Wolverine Cirque via Twin Lakes Pass

Ski Touring Easy

2.8 km
549 m
2 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3.2 km
Grizzly Gulch to Twin Lakes Pass and Patsy Marley Map

Patsy Marley is one of the most popular ski touring zones in the Wasatch, with easy access from Alta and from Brighton. This peak makes the west end of Wolverine Cirque, which is some of the best short chute skiing anywhere. The northwest face of Patsy Marley is a wide-open and mellow slope, popular all season in a variety of conditions.


The approach mapped here is from the Alta parking area to Twin Lakes Pass, then up the ridge to Patsy Marley from there. This is an easier but slightly longer way to go than the alternative, which is to head straight up the west ridge of Patsy Marley from lower in Grizzly Gulch.



Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between December and May

Equipment required

  • Skins

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