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South Arapaho Peak

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7.5 Miles 12.1 Kilometers


Ascent

4,198' 1,280 m

Ascent

-4' -1 m

Descent

13,008' 3,965 m

High

8,814' 2,687 m

Low

11%

Avg Slope (6°)

133%

Max Slope (53°)

Unknown

Update

A mellow intro followed by a very steep ascent.

Andy Dandrews

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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.
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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Avalanche risk for Dec 14, 2017: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

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