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South Ridge

South Ridge

South Ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 39.68900°N / 105.945°W

Object Title: South Ridge

Route Type: Hiking, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Skin Up

Grade: I

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Brian Kalet

Created/Edited: Apr 19, 2005 / Jan 2, 2014

Object ID: 164684

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Exit I-70 westbound directly after the Eisenhower Tunnel and park on the north side of the highway (~11,140').
Coon Hill Routes
Coon Hill ascent routes. Red = South Ridge. Blue = Northeast Ridge. Click to enlarge.

Route Description

From where you park, head north about 0.4 miles and Coon Hill will be obvious on your left. Gain the saddle between Coon Hill and Elevation Point 12,377'. Hike up the ridge to summit Coon Hill.

Essential Gear

Skins and skis are best for snow climbs in the spring.


~2.8 miles roundtrip
~1,700 vertical feet up


Coon Hill Routes