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South Arapaho Peak

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A mellow intro followed by a very steep ascent.


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7.5

Miles

12.1

KM

Ascent

13,008' 3,965 m

High

8,814' 2,687 m

Low

4,198' 1,280 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

11%

Avg Slope (6°)

133%

Max Slope (53°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
The entire drainage below Arapaho Glacier is closed to travelers of any sort/campers, since it is owned by the City of Boulder and supplies the city's drinking water. Though some of the snow/ice routes up the glacier look tempting, they are illegal, and these closures are strictly enforced.

Description

Start at the Fourth of July Trailhead just past the Eldora Ski Area, and take the trail to the Arapaho Pass Trail. The trail ascent is extremely steep and requires caution.

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Shared By:

Andy Dandrews

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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Photos

Looking down from top of Skywalker
Apr 16, 2015 near Nederland, CO
Beta Photo of Skywalker Culoir
Apr 16, 2015 near Nederland, CO
Hessie Townsite
Mar 26, 2015 near Nederland, CO

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