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Butler Fork

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 4.3 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A steep trail leading hikers through the forest and scrub to a great viewpoint.


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3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

Out and Back

8,638' 2,633 m

High

7,152' 2,180 m

Low

1,486' 453 m

Up

1,485' 453 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

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Family Friendly Apart from one 50 foot short section of rock and a couple steep sections, the kids would enjoy this hike.

Overview

This route provides quick access to great views across the Mt. Olympus Wilderness. A steep but manageable trail with a generally smooth surface.

Description

Butler Fork is a well-marked and maintained trail that provides visitors with many options. You'll have the choice to branch out to Dog Lake, work your way up to this viewpoint or continue along a summit ridge. The final turnoff to the viewpoint is not marked but there is a clear climber's trail that leads near the ridge.

This trail is used in the winter for backcountry skiing by those skinning up the trail and then skiing back down the face to the parking lot. The viewpoint provides expansive view across the Mt. Olympus Wilderness Area, Mt. Raymond, Gobblers Knob, and Solitude Ski Area.

Roadside parking is available for about 10-12 cars. There are no trailhead restrooms or other facilities.

Flora & Fauna

Aspen trees will dominate this route.

Contacts

Shared By:

Vikram Sahney

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 6 votes

#2562

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  4.3 from 6 votes
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Photos

View from Butler Fork trail
Aug 3, 2019 near Alta, UT
Views - Photo on Aug 2, 2016
Aug 2, 2016 near Alta, UT
Avalanche chutes through the trees. Photo on Aug 9, 2016.
Aug 9, 2016 near Alta, UT
Trail starts off wider and steep.  Photo on Aug 2, 2016
Aug 2, 2016 near Alta, UT
View from the Top of Butler Fork Trail.  Photo on Aug 2, 2016
Aug 2, 2016 near Alta, UT
Looking to Gobbler's Knob. Photo on Aug 9, 2016.
Aug 9, 2016 near Alta, UT

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Sep 5, 2020
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Apr 16, 2017
Kat Morrow
Aug 27, 2016
Jenn Daniels
Aug 2, 2016
Vikram Sahney