You can access both Lake Solitude and Twin Lakes beginning at Silver Lake at Brighton Ski Resort.
Twin Lakes is a 2.4 mile out and back trail with 685 feet in elevation gain. It's a popular trail so be prepared to say "hello," "how's it goin'," "have a good one," "how close are we to the lake?" frequently. Wildflowers are a-plenty during the months of July and August.
Lake Solitude is a 3.5 mile out and back trail that is mild and only 679 feet in elevation gain. The trail is best traveled May - October.
Brighton Parking Area
From the parking area at Brighton, you can see Silver Lake. To get to the parking area, drive to Brighton Resort at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Then follow the boardwalk out to the lake.
Follow the well-established dirt trail to the back side of the lake. From there forks in the trail lead to the other lakes. The forks are signed and easy to find.
The hike to the Twin Lakes is 2.4 miles round trip from the parking area, along an easy, well-marked trail.
The hike to Lake Solitude is 3.5 miles round trip. Again, the trail is well-marked and easy to follow.
TRAIL HEAD: 40.603581, -111.584507
TRAIL TYPE: Hiking
LENGTH: 2.4 or 3.5 miles round trip