"Silver Lake has been the heart of the upper Big Cottonwood area since early pioneer days. Originally called “Plesant [sic] Lake” by a pioneer scout, it has gone through several names, including Fish Lake when pioneers discovered the abundant fishing. This hike begins at what is now the Silver Lake Interpretive Trail—a 1.0-mile-long boardwalk that circles Silver Lake and provides informational signs describing the surrounding ecosystem. This is a favorite family spot, and weekends are generally crowded. From here the route climbs to Lake Solitude, which provides just the opposite of Silver Lake—most likely no more company than a few ducks floating on the pond. To round out the adventure the trail then climbs to Twin Lakes, a large, beautiful blue lake sitting in one of the many granite cirques of these high mountains. Mountain lakes are a refuge for people and animals alike, and though you will find fewer folks here than at Silver Lake, chances are good that a group or two will be enjoying the dazzling show of sun on water. The trail offers the wonders of quaking aspen, wildflowers, mountain lakes, and peaceful evergreen stands."