Gobblers Knob - Alexander Basin Trail

Salt Lake City, Utah

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The relative ease with which Gobblers Knob can be climbed makes it one of the most popular summit destinations in the Wasatch Mountains. It is the highest point on the ridge separating Mill Creek Canyon from Big Cottonwood Canyon, and the view from the top is exceptional. It lies on the boundary of the Mount Olympus Wilderness Area just above the north-facing bowl of picturesque Alexander Basin. Not only is the basin still used by helicopter skiers, but, even worse, it could easily become part of a future ski resort in upper Mill Creek Canyon. Proposals for such a resort have already been submitted to the Forest Service.
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by David Day (Rincon Publishing)

The relative ease with which Gobblers Knob can be climbed makes it one of the most popular summit destinations in the Wasatch Mountains. It is the highest point on the ridge separating Mill Creek Canyon from Big Cottonwood Canyon, and the view from the top is exceptional.

It lies on the boundary of the Mount Olympus Wilderness Area just above the north-facing bowl of picturesque Alexander Basin. Not only is the basin still used by helicopter skiers, but, even worse, it could easily become part of a future ski resort in upper Mill Creek Canyon. Proposals for such a resort have already been submitted to the Forest Service.

©  David Day/Rincon Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 4,030 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Duration: 6.25 hours
Season: Midsummer through mid-fall
Trailhead Elevation: 6,220 feet
Top Elevation: 10,246 feet
Local Contacts: Mount Olympus Wilderness Area, Salt Lake Ranger District, Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Local Maps: Mount Aire (USGS)
Driving Directions: Directions to Gobblers Knob - Alexander Basin Trail

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