Sat. Aug 4, 2001 (6a start)
RT Distance: 11.0 miles
Elev. Gain: 5187
The trailhead for Matterhorn Peak is located at the far western end of Twin Lakes at the
resort there. There is no fee for day parking. Overnight parking is $5. Camping is available
at the resort as well. The trailhead is a bit hard to find. From the parking lot, go SSW for
about 1/4 mile. The trailhead marker is on the south side of the creek.
The first 2.2 miles follows the trail up Horse Creek. Where it turns to leave Horse Creek,
follow a use path to the south. This trail splits in a number of places and is easy to
lose along the way. Crampons and axe should be used in the class 3 couloir if you plan to
take the shorter route. These are not required on the class 2 route unless the snow is hard
on the north side of Horse Creek Pass.
6a start from the parking lot (trailhead is hard to find).
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