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Circle of Friends:
Fork Twin Peaks
Big Cottonwood Canyon
beautifully matched summits of Twin Peaks are visible from the entire Salt Lake City
valley. The summits mark the highest point on the Salt Lake City skyline; this makes
the peaks a popular destination. Twin Peaks is the centerpiece and namesake of the
Twin Peaks Wilderness Area.
Fork Twin Peaks is part of the "Circle of Friends"
program. Members of the "Circle of Friends"
have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints,
trailhead location and detailed maps. If
you would like more information on joining the "Circle of
Friends" visit the sign up page.
"Circle of Friends"
The East Summit of Twin
Peaks is 11,330'; the West Summit is 11,328'. Navigation for this route is moderate. A GPS
is useful in identifying waypoints and verifying your location. Good map reading skills
are helpful. The route contains a short amount of scrambling with moderate exposure.
Experienced hikers will find this route a real delight. Twin Peaks is rated 3 III using
the Yosemite Decimal System.
It should be noted that due
to new trail construction and trail realignment the USGS maps are not accurate in relation
to trail locations in this area. The trails are correctly located on the map provided.
The trailhead is located in Big Cottonwood Canyon and is
accessible year round to any vehicle. Snow tires or chains are required by law in winter
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