Mt. Helen

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Mt. Helen

Submitted By: mtnfiend on November 27, 2011

Administrator: mtnfiend

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Starting Elevation: 13,000
Elevation Gain:
Total Distance:
Avalanche Resources:
Snowmobile Access: No
Approach Difficulty: Easy

Featured Descent

Colorado » Wolf Creek Pass

Hour Glass

The Descent is the obvious funnel on the north side of the 11583 knob.  This line chokes down to about five feet wide and then opens up again for the exit of the avy path.  Be cautious!! If the bowl up top rips it will carry you over 50+ foot rocks.

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I believe Mt Helen (13,164 ft) is considered a sub peak of Crystal.  It's mellow east facing slope can provide good skiing opportunities mid winter (given coverage) thru spring, and it' south slopes contains more exciting options that are more worthy of a spring descent.

How to Get There

One way to get there is by parking at the spruce creek TH (10,400) just south on hwy 9 from Breckenridge (turn off hwy 9 at spruce creek rd.).  Follow the spruce creek road to the plow turn around/parking lot/trail head.

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