Seen from the SLC valley and just about anywhere in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Gobblers Knob is definatly worth the long climb. Even when this mountain gets crowded you can still find your own line somewhere on this massive mountain. Whether you drop into the Big Cottonwood Canyon side or the MillCreek Canyon side, the run down is sure to please any big mountain skier.
Troy skiing down Reynolds Peak with Gobblers Knob in the background.
Troy skiing Cabin Run Gobblers Knob
Getting Up There
1. Start in Big Cottonwood Canyon and park at Butler Fork. Head up this fork till you reach a spot that forks either straight or left. Go left till you hit the pass. Drop off the backside of the pass into Mill A and start your approach to the pass inbetween Mt Raymond and Gobblers Knob. Hit this pass and go right till you reach the summit.
Troy on the summit of Reyolds Peak with the most popular route up to Gobblers Knob in the background Gobblers Knob from Patsy Marley
2. This way is a lot longer. Start at MillCreek Canyon and park at the Porter Fork trail head. Start skinning till you can see the summit. Make a left and start heading up.
Troy skinning up to the North Summit of Gobblers Knob Gobblers Knob from Grandeur Peak
Decent Route Descriptions
There are many ways to ski Gobblers Knob.............
1. Cabin Run-
Located in Porter Fork (pole canyon to be more specific) Cabin Run is one of the finer lines off Gobblers main summit. Any line you choose is sure to please.
Cabin Run Troy skiing Cabin Run
2. South West Gully-
Just off the main summit ridge line dropping into Mill A Fork is a prominate gully known by most as the South West Gully. Best to grab this one on a corn cycle.
Brad at the top of the SW Gully doing some early season snow evaluations The South West Gully
3. Hidden Bowl-
Hidden Bowl just like the name implies is quite hidden. There are two ways to get here and both involve avalanche hazard. The 1st is to head up to the pass in left Butler Fork and insted of heading into Mill A Fork start acending the steep ridge. The 2nd way is to skin up Butler past the 1st dividing point and then keep skinning till you hit the 2nd dividing point. You should have a change to go left or straight. Go left and do some looking around. Skin straight up the bowl till you reach the ridge.
Hidden Bowl Gobblers Knob
Avalanche knowlage, becon, probe, shovel, partner and common sense. Skis are highly recommended.