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Caribou Glade Descent

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 3.3 (4) SKI LINE

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


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0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Ski Line

11,131' 3,393 m

High

10,528' 3,209 m

Low

0' 0 m

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.

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Sallie Hoefer

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 4 votes

#8

in Indian Peaks

#519

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  3.3 from 4 votes
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Ski Line Rankings

#8

in Indian Peaks

#191

in Colorado

#519

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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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Jan 4, 2021
JJ Johns
There was enough wind blown for a dozen or 2 turns. 0.2mi — 0h 05m
Dec 31, 2020
Chris Stellato
Hardly any snow. We decided to not descend and returned down the approach.
Dec 28, 2019
Jami McMannes
barely coverage. We hit a lot of rocks and ice on the way down. Be careful getting to the trailhead. We pulled out two vehicles from the side of th…
Feb 17, 2018
Nicole Leitch
Jan 13, 2018
Nicky Rucker
Feb 13, 2016
Paul Hoerster
Nov 18, 2015
Mauricio Herrera Cuadra
with Hillary, 2 laps.