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Deer Creek Ascent

Intermediate

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
Ascent
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 893' 272 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 11,206' 3,416 m
Low: 10,314' 3,144 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 17% (9°)
Max Slope: 30% (17°)
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Ascent to Deer Creek skiing.

Missy Thompson
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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Apr 16, 2017
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Photos

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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