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Ascent to Upper Hidden Valley

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1.2 Miles 1.9 Kilometers


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1,071' 326 m

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17%

Avg Slope (10°)

44%

Max Slope (24°)

10,492' 3,198 m

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9,421' 2,871 m

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Shared By Jeramiah Paylor

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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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