Deming Peak

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Deming Peak

Submitted By: mtnfiend on October 26, 2011

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Colorado » Front Range

Hanging Meadow

The descent for this area is pretty short, but it does get steep. You start out going through the trees, and as it gets steeper, it becomes an avy path.  The hanging meadow is a short pitch that is void of trees, but be careful because it is prone to avalanches caused by backcountry skiers.  Once you are down through the meadow, you can cut hard left to get back to the first turnoff and take a quick skin back up to the warming hut or you can continue NW and go down to 7 Mile, which is a much longer run.

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Deming Peak (12,902 ft) is an obscure "12er" that sits at the more southern end of the Gore mountain range.  It can be accessed by several different drainages.

How to Get There

One way to access the peak is to use the meadow creek TH just off I-70 in Frisco (exit 203 - north side of I-70).  You can also access the peak by starting at the Buffalo cabin or Ryan gulch TH in Silverthorne.  Conceivable, one could also access the north side of the peak from the Gore/Deluge Creek drainages.
If approaching from Meadow Creek, follow the Meadow creek drainage WNW (large obvious trail - even with snow cover) towards Eccles pass.  Once you start to clear the trees, the summit is visible.  Head up the skinable SSE slope to the top.
If approaching from Buffalo Cabin, head up the South Willow Creek drainage to Red-Buffalo Pass (to access north slopes), or Eccles pass.

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