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Loft Couloir

Rocky Mountain National Park

This brings you to the saddle between Meeker and Longs, and is a fun descent with some routefinding challenges.

Ski Touring Extreme

1.2 km
0 m
538 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
4.1 km
Loft Couloir Map

Instead of going all the way to Chasm Lake, stop at the privy. From here you're going up the gully to the south, that follows the bottom of the Ship's Prow. There are usually ice falls at the top, which means you've got to use the ledge system to looker's left of it. It's easy to spot from the bottom, but much harder to find from above. You may have to remove skis to get around the crux boulder in the middle of the ledge.



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

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between March and June


  • Alpine
  • Couloir
  • Single Descent
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons