Grizzly Peak

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Grizzly Peak

Submitted By: ejbronson on July 16, 2011

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Red Lady Bowl

Red Lady Bowl is wide open bowl skiing at its finest.  You can either drop in on the eastern slopes before reaching the summit, or the south slopes from the summit proper.  The east side often gets wind-loaded, while the south side is generally relatively safer.  Don't be fooled, though, with a slope angle right around 38 degrees this bowl can be very avalanche prone, and although it gets a lot of traffic, should only be skied during stable periods.  The southern face of the bowl will begin consolidating earlier on in the year than other aspects, so this can make for a fantastic late winter/early spring run if you're lucky enough to catch it on a powder morning.  After skiing the main bowl, you'll follow a river drainage back to the trailhead.  Keep an eye out for fun little kickers on the sides of the drainage.

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Located in the heart of the Sawatch Range, Grizzly Peak is Colorado's highest 13'er. There are two prominent descents on the Western side of the mountain both offering around 1500' of vertical. The North Coulior is the steeper of the two at about 45 degrees.

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Submitted By: ejbronson on Jul 16, 2011
Administrator : ejbronson
Elevation: 13988 feet
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Located in the heart of the Sawatch Range, Grizzly Peak is Colorado's highest 13'er. There are two prominent descents on the Western side of the mountain both offering around 1500' of vertical. The North Coulior is the steeper of the two at about 45 degrees.
How To Get There

Start from the Grizzly Reservoir trailhead, at 10560 ft.
To access the trailhead from Colorado 82 (between Independence Pass and Aspen), go 6.4 miles on a dirt road (Lincoln Creek Road). Passenger cars can make it but you will probably scrape in a few spots. The trailhead is 0.3 mile after the dam. Hike and/or skin over easy terrain 3.2 miles to Grizzly Lake at 12,500 ft. The North Coulior is above the lake to the right of the first most obvious line.

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