This is a moderate climb but due to the southern aspect and the lower elevation, the snow is often melted out and sunbaked towards the bottom of the trail. Not a very good place for spring skiing once it gets warm. This canyon is access to a lot of other terrain back in the drainage including couloirs and other steeper terrain.[more]
A lot of good stuff out here
How to Get There
take 285 S to US HWY 50, then Go West to Gunnison. Go North towards Crested Butte
Winter Camping is not really an option, but there are a couple of places that you might be able to find. In the Spring and Late fall you will be able to camp just north of town.
Poke around, you will find something
A lot of the access up here is made easier by snow mobiles, but once you are up there, then you can be skiing freely.