4th of July Bowl

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4th of July Bowl

Submitted By: Dobish on June 21, 2011

Administrator: Dobish

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Featured Descent

Colorado » Ten Mile Range

Left and Right K

The top of this chute was about 36 - 38 degrees so don't do this during considerable avy danger.

No trees or cliffs, pretty smooth all the way down.

It's pretty tight, not a lot of room to turn.  Do it once but the S is more fun.

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Details

4th of July Bowl is a mellower bowl with a couple of different options that go down to the Roaring Fork and are accessible to the highway via a creek crossing. There are a couple of shorter runs as well as some more aggressive lines that run to through some rocks

How to Get There

To get there, you leave the parking area and bathrooms up on top of Highway 82, and you head SW up the mellower ridge, following the snow fence.  There are three options for descents, which allow for shorter or longer hikes, as well as varying degrees of difficulty in the descent.  The first gully is much shorter and less steep, the second gully is a little bit longer, but has a roll-over, and the third gully is much steeper with more exposure and danger.

Area Camping

Plenty of camping along the highway, including Weller Campground, Lincoln Gulch, and Parry Peak.

Area Food

Area Access

Road is closed in the winter, so check for access.

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