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Dead End Chutes

Crested Butte

Steep chutes that end in large cliffs at the bottom of the North Face.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

198 m
0 m
122 m
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.1 km
Dead End Chutes Map

The Dead End Chutes are another classic Crested Butte area where you really need know where you're going. It consists of steep terrain that ends in large cliffs ranging from 15 to 50 feet. There are some sneaky ways through on high snow years, but be prepared for your feet to leave the ground. Access Dead End Chutes from the Rock N Roll Glades. When you get to a large orange sign Cliff Area sign, slow down and gather yourself. You are above Dead End Chutes. If you have a change of heart and want to bail, traverse right to the Leaning Tree Chute and Phoenix Last Steep. After a few mellow turns, you get into the meat of the cliffs.



Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.


  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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