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Ski Lines in Indian Peaks - 18

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Favorite Looking down from top of Skywalker
Very Difficult

Skywalker Couloir

1.0 mi 1.6 km • -1,892 ft Descent • -576.6 m Descent

Nederland, CO
Favorite Zoom in to see the upper line!
Intermediate/Difficult

North Arapaho Lakes

0.5 mi 0.9 km • -721 ft Descent • -219.63 m Descent

Winter…, CO
Favorite Somewhere in the claw.
Very Difficult

Parry Peak Bear Claw Descent—Claw 3

2.8 mi 4.5 km • -3,849 ft Descent • -1173.19 m Descent

Winter…, CO
Favorite In the James Peak Cirque with Sky Pilot and Shooting Star (mostly hidden) above.
Very Difficult

Shooting Star Couloir

0.3 mi 0.4 km • -991 ft Descent • -301.99 m Descent

Winter…, CO
Favorite Whit topping out the bootpack with Mt. Toll in the back. Awesome view!
Easy/Intermediate

Paiute Peak South Slopes

0.7 mi 1.1 km • -878 ft Descent • -267.64 m Descent

Nederland, CO
Favorite We put in a little lower, but it looked like you could continue up a ways and still get great turns.
Difficult

Arapaho Lakes

0.5 mi 0.8 km • -626 ft Descent • -190.73 m Descent

Winter…, CO
Favorite This is the view just below the drop-in for the South Saint Vrain Creek ski line. The south-facing bowl is worth exploring.
Easy/Intermediate

South Saint Vrain Creek

1.2 mi 1.9 km • -762 ft Descent • -232.23 m Descent

Nederland, CO
Favorite Trudging up the ridge through wet spring snow. Way in the background, on the left side, sits a few of Boulder's foothills; Sanitas, Flagstaff, and Green Mountain.
Difficult

Crater Lakes Couloir #4

0.3 mi 0.5 km • -402 ft Descent • -122.64 m Descent

Winter…, CO
Favorite Some wind scouring on the upper slopes of Caribou Hill.
Easy

Caribou Hill Eastern Slopes

0.4 mi 0.7 km • -422 ft Descent • -128.66 m Descent

Nederland, CO

Indian Peaks Skiing

  • 13 Miles 22 Kilometers of Descents
  • 18 ski lines
  • 17 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 10 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 11 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Ascents in Indian Peaks - 20

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5.5 mi 8.9 km #1Parry Peak Ascent from Berthoud Pass Summit
Very Difficult
Winter Park, CO
Very Difficult
Winter Park, CO
7.5 mi 12.1 km #2South Arapaho Peak
Difficult
Nederland, CO
Difficult
Nederland, CO
5.5 mi 8.9 km #3Long Lake Approach
Easy/Intermediate
Nederland, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Nederland, CO
2.7 mi 4.3 km #4Crater Lakes
Intermediate
Winter Park, CO
Intermediate
Winter Park, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #5Western Skirt of Bald Mountain
Intermediate
Nederland, CO
Intermediate
Nederland, CO
4.1 mi 6.6 km #6Forest Lakes Approach
Intermediate
Winter Park, CO
Intermediate
Winter Park, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km #7Caribou Approach
Easy/Intermediate
Nederland, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Nederland, CO 12 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #8James Peak
Intermediate
Winter Park, CO
Intermediate
Winter Park, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #9Saint Mary's Glacier (approach)
Intermediate
Central City, CO
Intermediate
Central City, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #10Lost Lake Summit Ascent
Intermediate
Nederland, CO
Intermediate
Nederland, CO

Photos of Indian Peaks - 70

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In the James Peak Cirque with Sky Pilot and Shooting Star (mostly hidden) above.
Mar 26, 2018 near Winter…, CO
St. Marys
May 1, 2018 near Central…, CO
Just below Baldy Summit, at the top of what Powder Project calls "Caribou Approach" ascent.
Jan 2, 2021 near Nederland, CO
Beautifully inset
Mar 26, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Trudging up the ridge through wet spring snow. Way in the background, on the left side, sits a few of Boulder's foothills; Sanitas, Flagstaff, and Green Mountain.
Mar 28, 2017 near Winter…, CO
On sunny, dry days, don't forget your favorite balm, lube, or jelly. A true measure of friendship is whether you choose to share.
Mar 20, 2017 near Nederland, CO
Making the final push to the back bowl above Upper Crater Lake.
Mar 28, 2017 near Winter…, CO
Shoshoni, Apache, and Navajo Peak (right to left) stand in the distance along the Pawnee Pass Trail.
Mar 20, 2017 near Nederland, CO