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7.5 mile 12.1 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 4,198' 1,280 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 13,008' 3,965 m
Low: 8,814' 2,687 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 11% (6°)
Max Slope: 133% (53°)
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Trail shared by Andy Dandrews

Avalanche risk for May 19, 2019: Considerable

Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential. Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.

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A mellow intro followed by a very steep ascent.

Andy Dandrews
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.

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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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