Chute Buttress |

Southern Swell

Hiking Chute Buttress - Southern Swell Hiking Chute Buttress

Southern Swell

Overview

RATING: Class 4 hiking

Sun

Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

56 | 33

Mon

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a southwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon.

58 | 38

Tue

A 50 percent chance of snow before 11am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Breezy.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

43 | 34

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 43.

43 | 23

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 52.

52 | 29

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SEASON: Any, no snow. Hot in the summer.
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear
WATER: None.

Sun

Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

56 | 33

Mon

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a southwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon.

58 | 38

Tue

A 50 percent chance of snow before 11am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Breezy.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

43 | 34

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 43.

43 | 23

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 52.

52 | 29

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Looking toward the Henry mountains. Ding Dang dome and Factory Butte visible  - Chute Buttress

Looking toward the Henry mountains. Ding Dang dome and Factory Butte visible - Chute Buttress

The northern Swell offers many great viewpoints, such as Pinnacle #1, San Rafael Knob, or Train Robbers Mesa. In the southern Swell, Chute Buttress has to top the list as offering the best views in the area. This is an absolute classic hike for those wanting big views.

The hike winds its way up to the highest point in the southern Swell. Expect a moderate hike with quite a bit of scrambling. Though easy route finding, and relatively easy scrambling, this is probably not a good choice for the absolute beginner. Several sections are exposed, The rewards are 360 degree views of the southern Swell, Henry Mountains, Factory Butte, Temple Mountain, and the interior of the Swell.

Looking toward the La Sal mountains way off in the distance  - Chute Buttress

Looking toward the La Sal mountains way off in the distance - Chute Buttress

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