Mount Raymond

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Mount Raymond is one of the tallest and most prominent peaks along the Big Cottonwood/Millcreek ridge.

Hiking Severe

Distance
12 km
Ascent
926 m
Descent
925 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
17˚
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Description

Mount Raymond is a 7.3 mile long hike with a gain of over 3,000 feet in elevation. It starts at the Butler Fork trailhead and works its way through some lovely aspen groves as it gains a fair amount of elevation.

From the trailhead, The trail follows the creek along the bottom of a steep gully for the first section. There is a steep climb to exit the gully. From here you'll cross a bridge and head into the pine forest.

Shortly after you'll encounter a signed fork in the trail. Continue on the left (west) branch and you'll switch back through the lovely aspen grove until you reach the ridge near Circle Awl Peak. Another intersection will come up shortly, continue to the left and you'll contour the upper valley and Mount Raymond will be visible. This contouring trail takes you to the saddle between Gobblers Knob and Mount Raymond.

Take the left (west) trail and enjoy the ridge and the grand views it offers as you near the summit. The final few hundred feet runs up a few rock bands to be scrambled up before reaching the top. The summit views are some of the most all-encompassing that the Wasatch has to offer.

Difficulty

Severe

Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

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