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blue Santa Fe Peak Rd. to TipTop

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1.2 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,566' 477 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,947' 3,641 m
Low: 10,380' 3,164 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 24% (13°)
Max Slope: 40% (22°)
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Trail shared by Pat Kelly

Avalanche risk for Apr 30, 2019: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

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An easy skin up Santa Fe Peak Rd.

Pat Kelly
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

A moderate skin up Santa Fe Peak Rd. yields access to the gully systems on Tip Top and Morgan Peaks. These low touring peaks outside Montezuma, CO provide excellent skiing through avalanche gullys that run out into the Peru Creek drainage.

The parking area at the base of the road is VERY SMALL. Set up a shuttle from the Peru Creek parking lot, or walk your happy ass up there. Be respectful of homeowners if you decide to cut between switchbacks.

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Apr 29, 2017
Andrew Palmer
Skinned up with Karly. 1.2mi

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in Peru Creek

#168

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in Peru Creek

#48

in Colorado

#168

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