Wheeler Mountain

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Wheeler Mountain

Submitted By: mtnfiend on July 07, 2011

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Colorado » Front Range

St. Mary’s Glacier

The descent is a mellow run that ranges between 20º and 34º.  There is a headwall on skiers right, which will put you in the glacial lake, and is prone to avalanches.  Be careful of this in with new snow, as the under layers are pretty firm and often icy.  Skier's left is a much more mellow line, that ends at a pile of rocks, where often people will leave lunches and whatnot.  In winter and spring you can ski back down the road and end up back at the car.

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Wheeler Mountain sits at the south west end of the blue lakes basin that is formed by Quandary, Fletcher, and Drift to the north and North Star Mountain to the east.

How to Get There

Take hwy 9 south out of Breckenridge towards Hoosier Pass.  Turn west at the Quandary and Blue lakes trail head.  In winter, the road closure is basically immediately off the hwy.  Later in the spring, the road to blue lakes melts out and you can then park at the lake.

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