Ten Mile Range

Submitted By: Dobish on January 20, 2010

Administrator: Dobish

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Featured Descent

Colorado » Front Range

The Knuckles

The descent for the Knuckles is extremely dangerous.  Do not go there unless you have experience with rocky terrain, steep runs, and variable snowpacks.  This part of Berthoud is prone to avalnaches and slides due to a rocky bed surface, limited anchors, and the solar activity that this area gets.  The entrance is not visible until you are right on top of the roll over, and very often people end up in the wrong spot.  The knuckles are defined by the steep rollover, above rocky chutes.  There is very little distance between treeline and the start of the rocky area.  Use caution coming out of tree line, and make sure to test the slope for stability.  If the snow slides, you will be dragged over sharp rocks and down a chute, into trees.  Alternative Routes are down the shoulder to the NW or to the South down High Tail Trees or Shop Chutes.  Exits for this descent are either the first turn off, or down the valley further to 7 mile.

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From Wikipedia: The Tenmile Range is a Mountain Range in Colorado. The range is an extension of the Mosquito Range. The two ranges are effectively the same range. They are split only by the Continental Divide and name. The Tenmile Range is on the west side of the divide, and the Mosquito on the east. The range is often referred to as the Tenmile-Mosquito Range. The range is famous for its skiing, both backcountry and resort areas. There are ten peaks in the range named Peak 1 through Peak 10. Skiing is also on Peaks 7-10 in Breckenridge. The highest point in the range is Quandary Peak with an elevation of 14,265 feet.

How to Get There

There are a number of different ways to get there, and depending on where in the 10 mile range you are going, directions may vary. There are some very long approaches, and some much shorter approaches. If you get off of I-70 and follow Highway 9 towards Breckenridge, this is a good start.

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