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Highway to Heaven Traverse

Intermediate/Difficult

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0.3 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 75' 23 m
Descent: -47' -14 m
High: 10,008' 3,051 m
Low: 9,933' 3,028 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 7% (4°)
Max Slope: 9% (5°)
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Trail shared by Asher Margolies

Avalanche risk for Nov 26, 2017: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

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This traverse runs between Twin Lakes Pass and the Highway to Heaven Gate at Solitude's Summit chairlift.

Asher Margolies
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

The Highway to Heaven Traverse runs between Twin Lakes Pass and the Highway to Heaven Gate (which is at the top of Solitude's Summit chairlift). The Highway to Heaven is commonly used by Solitude skiers to access backcountry terrain.

All of the terrain above the Highway to Heaven Traverse, and the terrain below the Highway down to Twin Lakes Reservoir, is within Solitude's Forest Service permit area. Solitude frequently performs avalanche mitigation within this area as permitted by the Forest Service.

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The southern & eastern flanks of Superior as seen from Grizzly Gulch. Suicide Chute is the obvious line on the far left.
Feb 11, 2015 near Alta, UT

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