Twin Chutes Hike / Bc Gate

Breckenridge

Salida

Twin Chutes Hike

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
1 km
Ascent
102 m
Descent
7 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
15˚
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Twin Chutes Hike / Bc Gate Map

Description

Start this hike from the top of the Mercury Chair. When you can get off the chair, the gate will be to your right. You will see the sign for it just above you to the left. You can only hike this area if it has been opened by patrol. Follow the road and route up to the top. As you get closer, winds will typically be high so make sure you are prepared. You will see a backcountry gate near the top. From there look for the traverse over to the rest of chutes.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, November, December

Equipment required

  • Skins

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