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Forest Lakes Approach

Intermediate
 4.0 (5)

A great early season approach - fills in before the rest of East Portal.


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

Ascent

11,011' 3,356 m

High

9,215' 2,809 m

Low

1,800' 549 m

Up

3' 1 m

Down

8%

Avg Slope (5°)

21%

Max Slope (12°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

This is a nice early-season approach. It connects to multiple below-treeline runs that all hold powder nicely, even after long periods of warmer weather.

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Tom Robson

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  4.0 from 5 votes

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Photos

Heading up Forest Lakes Trail.
Dec 21, 2015 near Winter…, CO
From back to front: Rogers Pass/Heart Lake Face/Heartbeat Peak; Clayton Lake Chutes; the Crater Lake drainage; and finally the south-facing ice smear.
Mar 12, 2022 near Winter…, CO
Sliding through first light on the Rogers Pass Trail for access to Arapaho Lakes and Crater Lakes .
Mar 28, 2017 near Winter…, CO

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Check-Ins

May 15, 2022
Charles Stevenson
Headed up to RadioBeacon Peak from upper Forest Lake, skied East Face and Lower North Couloir. Great spring ski, solid base. 9mi — 6h 00m
Mar 29, 2020
Christina Saunders
Sheriff blocking trail. Closed to non county residents.
Jan 20, 2019
Josh K
Survival shelter practice with CMC 2mi
Mar 10, 2018
Jan Rous
Feb 11, 2017
Blake Gansborg
Apr 16, 2016
Connor Newman
3mi
Jan 9, 2016
Jorge Pantalones