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16 mi 26 km of descents 29 Featured Ski Lines

Easy Trails 10 Trails Intermediate Trails 22 Trails Hard Trails 10 Trails

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Featured Ski Lines in Rocky Mountain National Park - 29

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Favorite Approaching the crux of Dragontail, Emerald Lake is far below.
Extremely Difficult

Dragontail Couloir

0.5 mi 0.9 km • -1,633 ft Descent • -497.8 m Descent

(21) Grand Lake, CO
Favorite Tyndall Glacier, from the top of the descent
Difficult

Tyndall Glacier

0.2 mi 0.3 km • -300 ft Descent • -91.57 m Descent

(1) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Perfect conditions on the North Face in June 2015. Good coverage all the way down the face.
Extremely Difficult

North Face of Longs Peak

0.3 mi 0.4 km • -726 ft Descent • -221.31 m Descent

(1) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Rocky Mountain National Park looks beautiful from the summit of Fairchild Mountain. Longs Peak is on the far left. Ypsilon Mountain (and its beautiful Blitzen Ridge) can be seen on the right.
Difficult

Fairchild Mountain South Face

1.1 mi 1.7 km • -2,447 ft Descent • -745.89 m Descent

(1) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Saint Vrain Mountain South Slope Direct Line
Intermediate/Difficult

Saint Vrain Mountain South Slope Direct Line

0.6 mi 0.9 km • -1,172 ft Descent • -357.2 m Descent

(1) Nederland, CO
Favorite Saint Vrain Mountain Southern Snowfield Line
Intermediate/Difficult

Saint Vrain Mountain Southern Snowfield

0.6 mi 0.9 km • -863 ft Descent • -262.96 m Descent

(1) Nederland, CO
Favorite Getting closer to the bottom of Smoke and Dragons; here's one of the spots where you really need to stay left.
Extremely Difficult

Dead Elk Couloir

0.5 mi 0.8 km • -1,726 ft Descent • -526.18 m Descent

(3) Grand Lake, CO
Favorite Looking down the middle of the couloir.
Difficult

The East Couloir, Hallett Peak

0.4 mi 0.6 km • -871 ft Descent • -265.42 m Descent

(3) Grand Lake, CO

Ascents in Rocky Mountain National Park - 13

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8.9 mi 14.4 km #1Fairchild Mountain Northeast Slope
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
8.9 mi 14.4 km Estes Park, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km #2Emerald Lake Approach
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km Estes Park, CO
2.0 mi 3.3 km #3Winter Approach to the Loch
Easy
Estes Park, CO
Easy
2.0 mi 3.3 km Estes Park, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km #4Red Mountain Ascent
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Grand Lake, CO
1.6 mi 2.6 km #5Flattop East face approach via Bear lake trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Estes Park, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #6Hidden Valley "Lower T-Bar" Ascent
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Estes Park, CO
4.1 mi 6.7 km #7Flattop Mountain Approach
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.1 mi 6.7 km Estes Park, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km #8Ascent to Upper Hidden Valley
Easy/Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Estes Park, CO
0.4 mi 0.6 km #9Breakfast Couloir Ascent
Intermediate/Difficult
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
0.4 mi 0.6 km Grand Lake, CO
4.1 mi 6.6 km #10Saint Vrain Mountain Ascent via Rock Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.1 mi 6.6 km Estes Park, CO
0.5 mi 0.8 km #11Dead Elk Couloir Approach
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Estes Park, CO
2.3 mi 3.7 km #12Meadow Mountain
Easy/Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Easy/Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.7 km Estes Park, CO
6.5 mi 10.4 km #13Fairchild Mountain Fay Lakes Approach
Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Difficult
6.5 mi 10.4 km Estes Park, CO

Photos of Rocky Mountain National Park - 67

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Looking down the middle of the couloir.
May 2, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Approaching the crux of Dragontail, Emerald Lake is far below.
Mar 2, 2018 near Grand Lake, CO
Tyndall Glacier, from the top of the descent
Jul 24, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO
View of Dragontail and Dead Elk on the ridge to Dream Chutes
Mar 2, 2018 near Estes Park, CO
Looking up the East Couloir from the apron.
May 2, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Getting closer to the bottom of Smoke and Dragons; here's one of the spots where you really need to stay left.
May 19, 2018 near Grand Lake, CO
Sam, skiing the first snowfield in Smoke and Dragons
May 19, 2018 near Grand Lake, CO
Rocky Mountain National Park looks beautiful from the summit of Fairchild Mountain. Longs Peak is on the far left. Ypsilon Mountain (and its beautiful Blitzen Ridge) can be seen on the right.
May 15, 2017 near Estes Park, CO

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