Matterhorn Peak - 12,327 ft.

Sat. Aug 4, 2001 (6a start)

RT Distance: 11.0 miles

Elev. Gain: 5187 ft.

Map Detail Map Parking Map Climbing Route Etymology

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).


Bob Burd
David Wright


9hr Oct 10, 2004 Harry Langenbacher
9hr:15m Aug 4, 2001 Bob Burd, David Wright
12hr:15m August 20, 2000 Mike McDermitt

Multi-day Trip Reports

Aug 8, 1991Bill Russell
June, 1992John Flinn
Aug 14, 1992Larry Tidball
Jun 25, 1995Debbie Benham
May 26, 1996Tony Cruz
Jun 6, 1996Steve Eckert
Aug 2, 1997Charles Schafer
Sep 13, 1997Bob Burd
May 24, 1998Jim Ramaker
Jul 19, 1998Ron Karpel
Jul 25, 1999Ron Karpel
Aug 19, 2000Eric Beck
Jun 22, 2001David Harris

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