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Alta to Twin Lakes Pass

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2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,316' 401 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 9,971' 3,039 m
Low: 8,655' 2,638 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 12% (7°)
Max Slope: 37% (20°)
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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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The main trailhead for Twin Lakes Pass is the Grizzly Gulch Trailhead. This alternate route follows Michigan City Road.

Asher Margolies
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Park on the side of Highway 210 or at the main Alta parking lot. Start up the Central Alta Trailhead and stay on the road as it turns right and levels out. After about two miles of relatively flat hiking, you'll reach the top of Twin Lakes Pass. The pass provides a great view of the Twin Lakes Reservoir and the Wolverine Cirque. You can also see the top of Brighton's Milly chairlift from the pass.

If you ascend the ridge that is south of Twin Lakes Pass, you'll skin along the upper edge of the Patsey Trees and arrive at the Patsey Marley summit. You can then continue to the chutes in Wolverine Cirque or to the summit of Mount Wolverine. If you ascend the ridge that is north of the pass, you'll be on the Honeycomb Cliffs overlooking Solitude ski resort. From there you can select from numerous runs into Grizzly Gulch.

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Photos

Toledo Chute from Alta Ski Area
Apr 1, 2015 near Alta, UT
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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