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Date Wednesday  9/8/2021
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Butler Gulch
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Elaine Shirley
Co-Leader Mike O'Connor
Member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 1600
Driving Distance 80


This hike is limited to vaccinated RMOTHG members only or those members with a negative PCR COVIS-19 test within three days of the trip.

We meet at Wooly Mammoth Parking Lot, Section BB, at 7:00 a.m.

Butler Gulch is located on the Henderson Mine/Jones Pass Road.  Drive I-70 to Hwy 40.  Take the left turn just before the sharp curve up Berthoud Pass and follow the road to the TH.

There are some steep sections on this trail and this hike is at fairly high altitude.  The pace will be casual/moderate i.e. about 1.5 miles per hour with occasional breaks.   The trail begins in forest.  There are a couple stream crossings.  Weather permitting, we will hike the trail to above treeline until we reach an old abandoned mine where we will have a nice lunch break and enjoy the magnificent scenery.

For more info Contact

Elaine Shirley leader 303-594-9698


There will be a restroom stop at the Downieville exit.


Please advise the leader of any medical conditions you have that could affect you on this hike prior to the day of the hike.

Have the 10 essentials in your pack, your own first aid kit, rain gear, hiking poles, sun protection, snacks, and electrolyte supplement for hydration.  

(It's good to hydrate and eat nutritiously the day before the hike.)


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.