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Grand Mesa Highway Cutoff

Intermediate
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0.5 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -712' -217 m
High: 9,540' 2,908 m
Low: 8,828' 2,691 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 25% (14°)
Max Slope: 35% (19°)
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This is the easiest run from the upper pullout.

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Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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Be prepared to move slowly through trees and possible rocks until you traverse into the open treeless run.

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Start at the pullout and move right, until you get into the clearing. Ski the run until it's lost in the trees again and than trend left and you'll find your way to the big low angle clearing that leads back to the bathrooms.

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Photos

Looking out over the flattops from Old Powderhorn
Mar 25, 2015 near Palisade, CO
Hillary dropping in
Apr 21, 2015 near Palisade, CO
Hillary threading the needle through the tight brush just after the small boulder field.
Apr 21, 2015 near Palisade, CO
The Bridge
Apr 19, 2015 near Palisade, CO

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