Butler Fork

What's in this Area?

Butler Fork

Submitted By: Shumaker on December 14, 2012

Administrator: Shumaker

Views: 1222 page views

Starting Elevation: 7100
Elevation Gain:
Total Distance:
Avalanche Resources:
Snowmobile Access: No
Approach Difficulty: Moderate

Featured Descent

Colorado » Front Range

Emperor Couloir

Fun sustained line.  Max slope angle is about 40 degrees.  The couloir does not drop directly off the summit.  From the summit you can descend north down the ridge to the top of the couloir. 

[more]

Details

Butler Fork provides some great access to a mix of quick tours and remote areas. Circle Awl Peak is the go to spot for high avalanche days and your dawn patrol outings. For longer all day tours, head up towards Gobbler's Knob and Mount Raymond for protected powder, big drops and more solitude. It is easy to do a bi-canyon tour and stash a car at the Porter Fork Trailhead in Mill Creek Canyon.The Butler Fork parking lot is somewhat small and fills rapidly at 5:30am on powder days and high avy days. There are other pull outs on the south side of the road; respect all UDOT posted signs when conducting avalanche control work.

How to Get There

Drive 10 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon to the plowed north shoulder. There is a Forest Service sign here marking Butler Fork.

Access Issues

Approach Description

Upcoming Events in Butler Fork

Full Events Calendar »

Recent Comments

No Comments for this entry.

Leave a Comment

Forgot your password?

Trip Reports

Report Date Report Rating