Avenues Twin Peaks - 6,291'
Little Black Mountain - 8,040'
City Creek Canyon
Downtown Salt Lake City
There are three Twin Peaks in Salt Lake County alone, Broads Fork Twin Peaks,
American Fork Twin Peaks, and Avenues Twin Peaks.
Broads Fork Twin Peaks
(the most famous) is the prominent peak between
Mount Olympus and Lone Peak which is easily seen from anywhere in the valley,
American Fork Twin Peaks
which is the highest point in Salt Lake
County and is the head of Snowbird Ski Resort, and the not so famous Avenues
which are only 6,291 feet above sea level and reside northeast
of the Avenues in Salt Lake City.
To get to the Avenues Twin Peaks:
Start at Limekiln Gulch (Northeast of the Salt Lake City Cemetery) and hike
northeast, parallel to the Lime Kiln below (an old brick factory). There
is a trail but it's kind of hard to find. At the top of this hill, the Avenues
Twin Peaks are the tall hills to the northwest with the limestone rocks
poking out of it, and down below to the west is Spring Gulch. Stay on the
ridge that you are now on and follow the trail northeast to the Little Black
Mountain Ridge, which goes southwest to the Avenues Twin Peaks or northeast
to Little Black Mountain, We went to Little Black Mountain first. At the
top of this ridge, there is a trail that walks along the north edge of the
ridge, follow this if you are on foot, you will save your knees from the
steep hill. If you look northeast the dark mountain on the same ridge is
Little Black Mountain. There are multiple false summits, we stopped on the
first peak (the one that looks like the main peak from the ridge) , We went
to the Avenues Twin Peaks afterward.
Sunday, June 3, 2001
Looking north to Dude Peak.
Denyse and Roujia in front of the Wasatch Mountains.
Looking northeast to Little Black Mountain.
Indian Paintbrush along the trail to Little Black Mountain, Jared
is at the top of the hill.
From Little Black Mountain looking west to the Great Salt Lake and
From the top of Little Black Mountain looking south to Mount Olympus,
Twin Peaks (Broads Fork) and Lone Peak.
Looking south to Red Butte.
Jared on top of Little Black Mountain in front of the Great Salt
Lake and Antelope Island.
Denyse and Roujia climbing down from Little Black Mountain,
the canyon below is City Creek Canyon.
Going down Little Black Mountain Ridge,
at the end of the ridge is the Avenues Twin Peaks.
From the Avenues Twin Peaks looking west to Ensign Peak,
The Great Salt Lake, and Stansbury Island.
From the Avenues Twin Peaks looking toward downtown Salt Lake City.
From the Avenues Twin Peaks looking toward downtown
Salt Lake City and the Oquirrh Mountains.
To see some animals from this area click here: Avenues
Special Thanks to Jared, Denyse and Roujia