ApachePeak

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ApachePeak

Submitted By: E_Poore on September 11, 2013

Administrator: E_Poore

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Starting Elevation: 10,300
Elevation Gain: 2,000 to 3,000
Total Distance:
Avalanche Resources:
Snowmobile Access: No
Approach Difficulty: Easy

Featured Descent

Colorado » Front Range

North Chute

Tree chute, very steep, the top part when you are traversing to the descent is very meadow skippy but the second you are in the chute it is a tight and steep tree chute.  It's probably about 500' long once you are in the chute proper,  If you manage to get first tracks in it, your in for a pretty incredible ski.  Once you ski the chute ski out towards skiers left through some low angle trees to the road cut.  NOTE: this pull out is probably the single most annoying place at berthoud pass to catch a ride from.  My advice-cross to the other side of the road and walk up the hill aways (assuming the side is plowed).  If you ski out towards the right it will take you to 7 mile, which is a very long low angle ski down to Winter Park.

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Details

Located in the Indian Peaks to the south of Mt Toll and Pawnee Pass

How to Get There

Follow Pawnee Pass Trail from Brainarnd Lake ($10 access fee) 4.2 miles to the base of  Isabelle Glacier.  Once at the Glacier take your pick of the various couloirs descending

 

Access Issues

Fees and Crowds at the Trailhead (especially on weekends)

 

Approach Description

From the Peak to Peak Highway turn onto the Brainard Lake Raod and follow to the Trailhead.  Multiple trailheads but this route leaves from the Long Lake TH.

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