James Peak Wilderness Area

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James Peak Wilderness Area

Submitted By: Dobish on April 08, 2010

Administrator: Dobish

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Featured Descent

Colorado » Front Range

Starlight Coulior

The descent is a steep couloir that is walled by rock on both sides.  The route is about 40º and is about 1300'.  The descent will put you on the way back to the james peak lake,

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Windy, Cold, and has some really good skiing. It is easily accessible, and there is plenty of stuff to ski, even with elevated avalanche forecasts. There are also some really steep lines, that are great for ski mountaineering practice, as well as everything in between.

How to Get There

Located just west of Idaho Springs, there are a couple of different ways to access the trailheads. There are some access issues, so make sure to pay attention to signs.

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