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Red Mountain Descent

Intermediate/Difficult
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0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 10' 3 m
Descent: -505' -154 m
High: 9,506' 2,897 m
Low: 9,003' 2,744 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 14% (8°)
Max Slope: 38% (21°)
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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
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Starting from a fairly nondescript point in a thin aspen grove, this descent had fun sections through trees with a couple open slopes dotted with pillows at a low angle.

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.

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