Davis Gulch Approach

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

This is the approach up Porter Fork to the summit of Gobblers Knob which allows access to Davis Gulch.

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
5.1 km
Ascent
1.3 km
Descent
72 m
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
37˚
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Davis Gulch Approach Map

Description

Park at the Porter Fork trailhead in upper Millcreek Canyon. Head through the gate and up the road through the cabins and enter the trail in the Olympus Wilderness. Follow the trail through the switchbacks and then in the meadow. Next head towards the E following up the next drainage. Continue up the gully till you see the upper headwall, from here branch right and follow the treed ridge until it reaches the saddle between Mount Raymond and Gobblers Knob. Follow the ridge E, to the summit of Gobblers Knob. This will put you smack dab on top of the Davis Gulch.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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