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This is a mellow, gladed and quick descent down to the base of the steeper pitch.


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Ski Line

11,131' 3,393 m

High

10,528' 3,209 m

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Up

603' 184 m

Down

28%

Avg Slope (16°)

39%

Max Slope (21°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

This gladed line is super mellow, so would be good for many ability levels. If snow is too deep, it may be difficult to pick up enough speed, but if you hit it on a fresh day, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

As the pitch flattens out, unclip and hike up again. This quick pitch is great for lapping.

It should be noted that this run (skiers left of the skin track) is NOT a glade, but rather an open snowfield of varying conditions at any time of the year. The glade descent for Caribou is either in-line with the skin track, or skiers right of the skin track.

Contacts

Shared By:

Sallie Hoefer with improvements by Jake Albright

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 5 votes

#9

in Indian Peaks

#571

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Ski Line Rankings

#9

in Indian Peaks

#228

in Colorado

#571

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Photos

Just below Baldy Summit, at the top of what Powder Project calls "Caribou Approach" ascent.
Jan 2, 2021 near Nederland, CO
Looking out over Caribou glade
Apr 14, 2015 near Nederland, CO
Top of caribou
Feb 23, 2021 near Nederland, CO
Top of caribou
Feb 23, 2021 near Nederland, CO
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