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Caribou Hill Approach

Intermediate
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A super mellow skin, mostly up a dirt road, to the top of Caribou Hill.


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0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Ascent

10,473' 3,192 m

High

10,008' 3,050 m

Low

465' 142 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

13%

Avg Slope (7°)

28%

Max Slope (15°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Parking at the upper TH is for 4x4 vehicles with snow tires only. They don't plow the road up this far, and the going can be tricky, especially after a nice dump.

Description

This easy, short approach starts from the old Caribou Mining Town. From the obvious road junction (where all the signs are), head west up the road.

Shortly after popping out of the trees, you'll turn off of the road and onto the slopes of Caribou Hill. It's here where the approach gets a little steeper, but you won't need your risers.

From here, head as straight as you can for the easily sighted (on a clear day) summit.

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Tom Robson

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  2.5 from 2 votes

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in Indian Peaks

#421

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in Indian Peaks

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in Colorado

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Sunrise ski at Caribou Hill.
Dec 8, 2016 near Nederland, CO
Some wind scouring on the upper slopes of Caribou Hill.
Dec 8, 2016 near Nederland, CO

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Feb 17, 2019
Josh K
Nov 20, 2018
Sarah Niemeyer
Pretty rough
Nov 7, 2018
Sarah Niemeyer
Passable, but pretty bare 1mi
Jan 14, 2017
Jeannie Clidence
Fabulous snow!