Mount Raymond

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

This is the prominent face on the N side of the road as you are driving down Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
2.4 km
Ascent
2 m
Descent
733 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
41˚
Mount Raymond Map

Park at the Butler Fork trailhead 8.2 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon road. From here follow the trail up the deep canyon, cross the bridge and stay left where you may find a trail sign. Skin up the aspen trees towards Circle All Peak and head W once you hit the ridge. From here you can drop down into Mill A, or stay high and traverse along towards the saddle between Mount Raymond and Gobblers Knob. From the saddle stay on the ridge towards Mount Raymond. This can be a bit challenging up high due to some rocky sections and old bristlecone pine trees. At the summit you'll see the hanging slab that starts the descent. The run decreases nicely in pitch and there is a fun finish apron. From here you can continue all the way out Mill A via a fun half pipe gully, or trace your skin track back the way you came.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May

Features

  • Trees

Equipment required

  • Skins

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