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Ascent to Upper Hidden Valley

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1.2 Miles 1.9 Kilometers


Ascent

1,071' 326 m

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Descent

17%

Avg Slope (10°)

44%

Max Slope (24°)

10,492' 3,198 m

High

9,421' 2,871 m

Low

Shared By Jeramiah Paylor

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Minor Issues 70 days ago
Pow, Windblown, Firm - Pretty good coverage w/ some rocks jutting out on the lower half of the slope. Mostly firm snow with some pockets of pow History

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Avalanche risk for Feb 22, 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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A gentle skin to Trail Ridge Road

Jeramiah Paylor
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

This straightforward ascent route provides access to some of the more classic areas of Hidden Valley. From the parking area, cross the creek at the warming hut and follow it uphill into the trees. The best skinning stays to the left of the Columbine run, at the bottom of the hill. After you cross over the creek a couple of times, keep to the right. After about a mile of climbing and 1,100' of elevation gain, you'll arrive at Trail Ridge Road (10,500'). From here, either ski down the run you just ascended, or continue climbing to the top of Tombstone Ridge via any of the runs in the upper bowl.

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Feb 9, 2019
Caitlin Duffy
Skied down
Dec 16, 2018
nrj5011
Dec 9, 2018
Eric Internicola
Skinned with Mike. Pretty well traveled and plenty of people. Packed skin track. 1.2mi
May 6, 2018
David Willenbrink
Apr 21, 2018
Sarah Niemeyer
Mar 10, 2018
Dale Sitzmann
Jan 2, 2017
Britton Thomas

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