Rock Garden

Berthoud Pass

Small features and fun terrain

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
377 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
139 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.4 km
Gradient
32˚
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Description

The Rock Garden is the first line you reach when taking the Aqueduct Trail to the north. The top of the Rock Garden has some small, 5-15 foot features that can be jumped off of, but there is also a very obvious and easy entrance that requires no jumping. The bottom half of the Rock Garden has a variety of similar small features that can be a lot of fun to link up in a row. When the snow fills in right, there is a triangular shaped rock that is a great natural feature to backflip off of.

Although it certainly has avalanche hazard, this line is less affected by the wind than the 80's directly to skier's right, and thus avalanches less often.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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