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Herman Lake Trail leads to great lines and views on the divide.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.1

KM

Ascent

12,113' 3,692 m

High

10,311' 3,143 m

Low

1,802' 549 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

9%

Avg Slope (5°)

48%

Max Slope (26°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Skinning in on the Herman Lake Trail takes you to the Continental Divide and fun ski lines of all types.

Use Exit 218 off I-70 just before Loveland Pass if you're heading west. A large parking lot gives you access to the trailhead.

Follow the Herman Lake Trail toward Herman Lake for several miles (there is a left turn at a trail junction within the first 0.5 miles.) Then when the trail takes a right and heads steeply uphill toward the lake, continue straight up the drainage (near the creek) to access ski lines off the Citadel and surrounding peaks.

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Britton Thomas

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  2.5 from 4 votes

#3

in Herman Gulch

#526

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in Herman Gulch

#184

in Colorado

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The lower pitch of the Mache Boujiee Coolie, from the Herman Gulch skintrack.
May 8, 2023 near Georgetown, CO
Bottom of Y Yes gully from below in the evening.
Feb 12, 2024 near Georgetown, CO
Looking south on the Herman skintrack, lots of good glades to be had in this basin.
May 8, 2023 near Georgetown, CO
South facing gullies off Mt Machebeuf (looking north from the Herman Gulch skintrack).
May 8, 2023 near Georgetown, CO
The full Y Not Gully from below.
Apr 29, 2024 near Georgetown, CO
The beginning of the skintrack up Herman Gulch ... Machebeuf is to skiers right, Pettengell ahead, & Bethel to the left.
May 8, 2023 near Georgetown, CO

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Apr 26, 2024
Jake Albright
Mar 29, 2024
Ren Beltrán
Broke trail. Went up to lake. Great day! 6.3mi — 5h 01m
Mar 13, 2024
Jake Albright
Feb 11, 2024
Jake Albright
May 6, 2023
Jake Albright
Mar 1, 2023
Dustin Clelen
great ski! starts next to I70 then turns north away from the hwy. two big avy debris fields on the way but easily avoidable 5.4mi — 2h 42m
Apr 25, 2020
Chris Furlong
Dec 20, 2019
Matt Kramer
Dazee and I mid day exercise. Could use a storm or two more to be good for the lines at the top.
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