Davis Gulch

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Davis Gulch is the large powder slope that runs off of Gobblers Knob one of the largest and most prominent peaks on the Big Cottonwood/Millcreek divide.

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
1.8 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
761 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
42˚
Davis Gulch Map

The Davis Gulch is a Wasatch classic with a wide, open slope at a consistent pitch in the upper thirty degree range. To access, 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. 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.

Description

Davis Gulch lasts for well over a thousand feet, and then funnels into some fun playful gullies that continue down into Porter Fork in Millcreek. From here you can follow the trail and then road down to the trailhead of Porter Fork.

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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