Mt. Emmons

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Mt. Emmons

Submitted By: Alan on August 04, 2011

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Mt. Emmons is the broad peak that lies just northwest of the town of Crested Butte, displaying it's wide open bowl, known locally as "Red Lady Bowl" which just beckons to be skied.  Emmons is a great tour, you gain about 3,000 feet from the trailhead to the summit, and you'll have plenty of options for ski descents amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in Colorado.

How to Get There

While approaching the town of Crested Butte from the south on CO-135, take a left onto White Rock Ave. and stay on this road as it turns into County Road 12, and follow it for a couple of miles outside of town until it the road reaches a dead end at the Gunnison National Forest border, where it is not plowed any further.  This is the trailhead for Mt. Emmons.

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