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Baker Pass

Baker Pass separates Mill A Gulch in Big Cottonwood Canyon from Porter Fork in Mill Creek Canyon. Baker Pass a common through-point when approaching Mount Raymond or Gobblers Knob.

Getting to Baker Pass from Butler Fork

Baker Pass from Butler Fork

Baker Pass from Butler Fork
Trailhead Butler Fork
Trailhead Elevation 7,130'
Pass Elevation 8,560'
Total Vertical 1,430'
Skinning Distance 2.5 miles
Online Map View on wbskiing.com

Park at the Butler Fork trailhead. The Butler Fork trail begins on the left side of the creek but immediately crosses and continues along the right bank. The first 10 minutes are exposed to a steep (40°+) west-facing slope.

Approximately 20 minutes after leaving the trailhead, the Butler Fork trail splits (sometimes only the more popular left branch is visible). The right (east) branch goes up the East Fork toward Butler Basin and Dog Lake. The left (west) branch heads up the West Fork toward Circle All and the West Butler Saddle.

Cross over the West Butler Saddle into Mill A Gulch. Traverse the looker's right side of Mill A Gulch until you reach Baker Pass. During this traverse you will be exposed to significant avalanche terrain, including White Snake.

Baker Pass from Mill A Gulch

Baker Pass from Mill A Gulch
Trailhead Mill A Gulch
Trailhead Elevation 7,000'
Pass Elevation 8,560'
Total Vertical 1,600'
Skinning Distance 2.4 miles
Online Map View on wbskiing.com

Approaching Baker Pass from the Mill A trailhead is straight forward, although some years parking has been prohibited at the base of Mill A Gulch.

About the name

Baker Pass is sometimes called Gobblers Pass or Raymond Pass, but hikers (and skiers) have been calling it Baker Pass for decades. The pass is named after the Baker Mine and Baker Spring which are about a mile northeast of the pass.

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