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A broad descent with several options leading into glades at the tree line.


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1.0

Miles

1.5

KM

Ski Line

12,134' 3,699 m

High

11,086' 3,379 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,049' 320 m

Down

21%

Avg Slope (12°)

34%

Max Slope (19°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

The East Ridge of Saint Vrain Mountain is more of a face than a ridge.

Need to Know

Always ski backcountry with a partner. Know the avalanche forecast, study and test the snowpack, and carry your probe, beacon, and shovel.

Description

This broad descent has many options and can be a long descent to the choke point in Rock Creek (up to 2,000' if conditions are right). When you reach the narrow point of the creek with steepening walls on either side (around 10,400'), head east into the forest to regain Road 116. Feel the burn down the road to the car!

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Gunks Jesse

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 6 votes

#6

in Indian Peaks

#361

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#6

in Indian Peaks

#130

in Colorado

#361

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All Clear 78 days ago
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Jan 28, 2024
Jake Albright
sastrugi on the upper snowfield, which starts maybe 300 feet below the summit currently
Apr 2, 2023
Jake Albright
Jan 23, 2022
nrj5011
Jan 22, 2022
Jake Albright
Feb 1, 2021
Jake Albright
Mar 7, 2020
Jared Brin
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