Powder Project Logo

blue Mt. Arkansas

Trail

0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
Ascent
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 752' 229 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,808' 3,599 m
Low: 11,056' 3,370 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 16% (9°)
Max Slope: 29% (16°)
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Sterling Mudge

Avalanche risk for Apr 30, 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.

Full forecast for CAIC: Sawatch Zone — Brought to you by CO Avalanche Information Center

Avy tweets from @CAICsawatch

Weather

Getting forecast...

Current ascent conditions

Unknown See History

Popular ski lines nearby

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Skied this ascent?

Add details to help others plan their adventure.

Quick approach from HWY 91 to low angle well spaced tree lines. Great early season and late season.

Sterling Mudge
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Powder lines at the headwaters of the Arkansas River. Ski below one of the largest mining areas in the world! This approach starts with a low angle skin until you reach the bottom of the run where you can most likely follow the skin track due west where you top out and shed the skins to make some great turns down.

Contacts

Rate This Ascent

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ascent

Check In

Check-Ins

Nov 5, 2017
Stormin' Norman
Great short skin. North facing aspect so good for early/late season. A few thin spots but pretty good coverage today. Follow the rd over the rail t… 1mi
Dec 6, 2015
Sophie R

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#2

in Leadville

#108

Overall
  4.5 from 2 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#2

in Leadville

#17

in Colorado

#108

Overall
73 Views Last Month
1,847 Since May 28, 2015
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Powder Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Ski