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Hinsdale Haute Route

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A very long approach to the Colorado Trail Friends Yurt.


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Map Key

8.1

Miles

13.0

KM

Ascent

12,205' 3,720 m

High

9,964' 3,037 m

Low

2,465' 751 m

Up

600' 183 m

Down

7%

Avg Slope (4°)

28%

Max Slope (16°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Bring lots of water, layers, and sunscreen. The weather can change at a moment's notice in this area!

Description

This approach is long, difficult, and beautiful. Be sure that your group sticks together for this one as things can get a little confusing with all of the snowmobile tracks and the fact that the track tops out above 12k ft.

If you're intending to do this route with your full overnight pack, don't. Unless you're some über athlete doing crazy stuff in the off-season, please contact Jerry Gray at Hinsdale Haute Route. Jerry sherpa'd our gear (and a lot of booze) out to the yurt, and it made our trip possible!

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Tom Robson

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A bright milky way shines over the Colorado Trail Yurt.
May 17, 2017 near Lake City, CO
Sunsets are beautifully reflected in the Colorado Trail Yurt windows.
May 17, 2017 near Lake City, CO

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