Utah, Butler Fork Trail

State: Utah
Location: Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Length, One-Way: 3 miles
Trail Type: Out and Back
Minimum Elevation: 7080 feet
Maximum Elevation: 8800 feet
Elevation Change: 1720 feet
Best Season: Spring to Fall
Difficulty: More Difficult
Usage: Moderate

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Trail Information

The Butler Fork Trail begins on the north side of Big Cottonwood Canyon Road and follows a path along a creek for about 0.5 miles. There is a junction in the trail and Butler Fork Trail continues on the right fork to junction with the Desolation Trail. The Mill A Basin Trail follows on the left fork. A “loop” hike is accessible by taking the Butler Fork Trail to the Desolation Trail. Take the Desolation Trail west to the Mill A Basin Trail junction and then head back to the starting point.

After snow begins to fall, it is common to see snowshoers and backcountry skiers along the Butler Fork Trail.


Via Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd) about 8.2 miles up the canyon. About 0.6 mile west of Jordan Pines Campground area.

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