Red Mountain Descent
ElevationAscent: 10' 3 m
Descent: -505' -154 m
High: 9,506' 2,897 m
Low: 9,003' 2,744 m
GradeAvg Slope: 14% (8°)
Max Slope: 38% (21°)
Avalanche risk for May 30, 2019: Moderate
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.
Current ascent conditions
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“A manageable descent through thin aspen and conifer over a couple mellow pillows with a final skin across the valley.”— Zander Göpfert
We followed the tracks of a ranger who had been conducting snowpack tests further up Red Mountain and chose the start point based on time and snow conditions. According to the ranger, there was a ~3 ft. snowpack with a weak layer ~1 ft. down.
The final three-tenths of a mile of this line mark the skin out across the valley, back to the Colorado River Trailhead.
Land Manager: National Park Service - Rocky Mountain National Park