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Northwest Slopes

Northwest Slopes

Northwest Slopes

Page Type: Route

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.11220°N / 105.1807°W

Object Title: Northwest Slopes

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: A long day

Difficulty: Class 2

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Page By: RyanS

Created/Edited: Mar 7, 2005 / Mar 8, 2005

Object ID: 164220

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Please see the 'Getting There' section on the main page for directions to the beginning of the route.

Route Description

Follow Culebra Peak's standard route to its summit. From Culebra's summit, you drop almost 600' to the 13,460' saddle between it and Red Mountain. You must go over or around a small 13,599' subpoint before reaching the true saddle. It's worth it to stay on the climber's trail when ascending Red's northwest slopes because they are somewhat loose. Save some gas for the reclimb of Culebra!

Round trip distance and elevation gain can vary wildly depending on where you start the hike up Culebra. While the previous owners required people to hike all the way from the ranch HQ, the Hills allowed people to drive as far as they want on the 4WD road. My party elected to fully gain 3000' of elevation on Culebra Peak, so we had to start about a mile before the Fourway junction. Our stats were 9.7 miles and 4795'.

Essential Gear

Hiking boots.

Miscellaneous Info

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