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Morning Glory/Zero Creek Approach

Intermediate

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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 818' 249 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 10,978' 3,346 m
Low: 10,161' 3,097 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 24% (14°)
Max Slope: 41% (22°)
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Trail shared by Kevin Gillest

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This is the approach to ski morning glory specifically, but also could be used to get half way up to Zero Creek Bowl.

Kevin Gillest
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Moderate approach leaving highway 40 from the parking area just below Zero Creek. This parking area is also a drain point from the 40 gate at Mary Jane on some rare occasions when people go too far right. The overall approach leaves the Zero Creek Drainage to the left and follows the ridge until you gain the southeast slope known as "Morning Glory". Fairly simple approach, no issues or navigating problems.

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This picture shows the easy pillow line at Zero Creek. Up trail, it's just left in the trees.
Jun 21, 2019 near Winter…, CO
Typical terrain on Morning Glory.
Jun 21, 2019 near Winter…, CO
John V. skinning up to Morning Glory
Jun 21, 2019 near Winter…, CO
Morning Glory lower drop-in point.
Jun 21, 2019 near Winter…, CO

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