Twin Peaks (Utah)

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Twin Peaks (Broad's Fork)
Highest point
Elevation 11,330 ft (3,453 m)
Coordinates 40°35′37″N 111°43′24″W / 40.59361°N 111.72333°W / 40.59361; -111.72333
Geography
Location Salt Lake County, Utah, U.S.
Parent range Wasatch Range
Twin Peaks (American Fork)
Highest point
Elevation 11,489 ft (3,502 m)
Coordinates 40°33′07″N 111°39′25″W / 40.55194°N 111.65694°W / 40.55194; -111.65694
Geography
Location Utah, U.S.
Parent range Wasatch Range

There are actually two sets of well-known Twin Peaks of the Wasatch Front in Utah. "Broad's Fork" Twin Peaks, overlooking the Salt Lake Valley, and "American Fork" Twin Peaks which is located less than five miles to the southeast. "American Fork" Twin Peaks is actually the higher of the two, at 11,489 feet (3,502 m), and is the tallest peak of Salt Lake County. "Broads Fork" Twin Peaks is only 11,330 ft tall (3,450 m) and the second highest of Salt Lake County. While standing atop either one, the other can easily be seen. American Fork Canyon lies on the southern flank of its Twins with Little Cottonwood Canyon to the north. Broad's Fork Twins is also flanked by Little Cottonwood Canyon, but to the south and Broad's Fork, a side-canyon of Big Cottonwood Canyon, to the north. Deaf Smith Canyon and Ferguson Canyon also make their short courses up the western side of Broad's Fork Twin Peaks.

The Salt Lake Valley, from left to right shown are Broads Fork Twin Peaks (11,330 ft or 3453 m), Lone Peak (11,253 ft or 3430 m), and Mount Timpanogos (11,722 ft or 3,573 m) covered in clouds on the far right upper corner. Twin Peaks has a rise of 7,099 ft or 2,164 m from the valley floor. The valley floor depicted is almost completely urbanized