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green Hunter Creek Trailhead to Van Horn Park

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2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
Ascent
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 960' 293 m
Descent: -3' -1 m
High: 9,627' 2,934 m
Low: 8,670' 2,642 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 8% (5°)
Max Slope: 15% (8°)
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Trail shared by Chris Dickson

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 road approach to the meadows of Van Horn Park.

Chris Dickson
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
The parking area only has spots for a few cars.

Description

From the Hunter Creek Trailhead follow the obvious road up onto the slopes of Red Mountain, passing through Lenado Gulch and into Van Horn Park.

This is a well-travelled road that usually has a cat-track or snowmobile track running it's length to Van Horn Park Meadows. You'll descend back down this road after a pleasant day of lapping the Meadows.

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