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Butler Gulch West Bowl

Intermediate
 4.7 (3) SKI LINE

A wide bowl with many options that is great for backcountry skiers getting into the sport.


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Miles

0.7

KM

Ski Line

11,686' 3,562 m

High

11,109' 3,386 m

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Up

577' 176 m

Down

24%

Avg Slope (13°)

29%

Max Slope (16°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

The main Butler Gulch ascent goes straight up the center of the valley, running alongside the creek. About a mile and a half up, the ascent splits east to Butler Gulch East, and west (right) to Butler Gulch West. Continue ascending to Butler Gulch West along an old road to the tree line and Butler Bowl.

Butler Gulch West is a wide open bowl with lots of descent options. Expect big smiles and nice intermediate backcountry lines.

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Gunks Jesse

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  4.7 from 3 votes

#1

in Butler Gulch

#242

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  4.7 from 3 votes
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in Butler Gulch

#63

in Colorado

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Finding a surprise powder stash
Jan 7, 2021 near Georgetown, CO
A little fresh, a lot of happy
Jan 7, 2021 near Georgetown, CO

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Nov 26, 2021
Travis A
Great run up top, plenty of snow (surprisingly) but my god does the exit of this suck!!! Straight into a gully with trees boulders and a creek cros…
Mar 1, 2021
Walker T
Dec 12, 2020
Terol Pursell
Plenty of soft snow in the gully. Trees are tolerable but pick yer line carefully and ski tips up. Plenty of snags to catch ya. 6.8mi — 3h 45m
May 3, 2019
Jaime Odin
5h 00m
Apr 16, 2019
Brandon Wayne
Mar 23, 2019
Craig S
Dec 9, 2018
Jordan Fisher
Jan 2, 2018
Caitlin Duffy
4mi