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

Southeast Slope

The descent is a relatively easy descent, that will put you back at the top of St. Mary's Glacier.  it is wide open, with some rocks sticking out here and there.  The top is often windblown and the snow is sun effected since it is east facing.

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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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