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Forest Lakes Approach

Intermediate
 4.2 (6)

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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  4.2 from 6 votes

#138

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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
Trail conditions on 11.5.22
Nov 8, 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
Bridge after the forest lakes cutoff in early season conditions.
Nov 8, 2022 near Winter…, CO

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Check-Ins

Nov 5, 2022
Jake Albright
Thin!
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