McCullough Gulch XC-ski or Snowshoe - Exploratory trip

We will drive to Breckenridge for this outing.  The trip is noted as an "especially beautiful tour with 4 impressive 'Centennial Peaks' looming above you.  So I am looking forward to exploring this route.  I plan on making  it to the cabin ruins, have lunch then go back.

MUST KNOW HOW TO HERRING BONE AND SNOW PLOW IF YOU ARE SKIING

Distance: 6   miles (RT)

Difficulty: Moderate

Pace: Moderate (maybe 1.5 mph)

Starting Elevation: 10,900   ft..

Elevation Gain: 700 ft.

Lunch: We will stop for a lunch break on the trail

NOTE: THE POSTED “$2.” FEE IS A DONATION FOR THE ORGANIZER'S TIME AND EXPENSES


THIS IS A PARTICIPATE AT YOU OWN RISK EVENT!


CARPOOL LOCATION:

Wooly Mammoth Lot, across from the Conoco Station, section BB. DIRECTIONS: I-70 West to Exit 259 (this is the Morrison Exit). Turn right onto Colfax, then make an immediate Left at the lights onto Mt. Vernon Canyon Road (so be sure to quickly get in the far left lane for this immediate turn). Continue until you see the Conoco Station on the right, then enter the lot on the Left. Then turn right for the BB section. Look for my white Honda Civic.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Just checked elevations on this trail--the upper end is too high for me, so I will have to skip this time.

    February 6

  • philip R.

    Have driven on a high % of Tr'head outings, including RMNP twice in the past 6 weeks, would prefer to be a passenger for this trip.

    February 6

  • Dan

    Chong, I'm out of town now and can't go. Sorry. Dan

    February 4

  • Karin

    Becky,, what time do you think we'll be back in Denver?

    February 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just did this trail on Saturday...except we went off trail and were cutting our own snowshoe trail for about an hour! We also were in the trees and probably should have stayed with plan A to see more scenery. Have fun, everyone! The trailhead parking lot is small...about 6 cars total.

    February 4

  • Dan

    I ski a lot but not XC. For some of these trips could one also snow shoe?

    February 1, 2014

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