Butler Gulch

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Butler Gulch

Submitted By: LSteele on December 11, 2012

Administrator: LSteele

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Starting Elevation: 10400
Elevation Gain: 1600
Total Distance:
Avalanche Resources:
Snowmobile Access: No
Approach Difficulty: Easy

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Colorado » Rocky Mountain National Park

Dream Lake Chutes

There are several ways to work your way down through the Chutes.  You can ski both chutes via the relatively open fall lines, but you don't have to be blind to see the obvious tree runs surrounding the chutes, as well as the numerous pillow/cliff drop options.

Because most of the snow is wind-deposited, there can be some spots that are uber deep, but directly adjacent to a pillow might be only a couple of inches covering rocks.  Remember this when you are thinking about going big.  Also, some of the landings can be surprising flat.

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Dec 08, 2012 Butler Gulch Exporatatory Trip posted by Dobish
We decided to get a late start, which is something that Rontele never does.  When I say late for him, I normally mean like 7am.  This time it was closer to 11:30 by the time we got to the trailhead.…
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