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Deer Creek Ascent

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Ascent to Deer Creek skiing.


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1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Ascent

11,206' 3,416 m

High

10,314' 3,144 m

Low

893' 272 m

Up

1' 0 m

Down

17%

Avg Slope (9°)

30%

Max Slope (17°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Just north of the switchback where highway 550 crosses Coal Creek, the start to the Deer Creek skin track can typically be found. The start of the trail follows the Coal Creek trail, but then head north and heads toward the top of the ridge. From the top of the ridge you can ski the north side of ridge, which typically holds better snow in warm and sunny conditions. Alternatively, you can retrace the approach, which also makes for a quality descent.

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Missy Thompson

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Heather hiking up coal creek trail, with Twilight Peak in the background
Mar 31, 2019 near Silverton, CO
Heather face planting in heavy wet spring snow!
Mar 31, 2019 near Silverton, CO

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