ElevationAscent: 2,168' 661 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 12,262' 3,738 m
Low: 10,094' 3,077 m
GradeAvg Slope: 15% (8°)
Max Slope: 50% (26°)
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0.9 mi 1.4 km • -1,741 ft Descent • -530.52 m Descent
0.8 mi 1.3 km • -2,019 ft Descent • -615.41 m Descent
2.0 mi 3.3 km • -1,496 ft Descent • -455.96 m Descent
0.5 mi 0.7 km • -858 ft Descent • -261.48 m Descent
0.2 mi 0.3 km • -344 ft Descent • -104.94 m Descent
0.3 mi 0.5 km • -762 ft Descent • -232.11 m Descent
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“A long trail through mixed conifer and aspen forest to an alpine summit.”— J. Bella
Much of this route travels beneath and within Class 3 avalanche terrain, and there are a lot of paths that can hit the trail that are not visible from below. It is recommended to avoid this route during or immediately after a storm cycle when avalanche potential exists. This area, despite its proximity to Twining, is remote wilderness—there is no cellphone service and rescue may not be possible for several hours should an avalanche occur. Undocumented reports from longtime Taos Ski Valley locals claim a skier was killed in an avalanche in Long Canyon during the 1984 Winter, the burial site was located by helicopter search the following day as the skier's dog was sitting on the debris above where he was buried.
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