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Date Saturday  2/29/2020
End Date
Group Gore Range
Event Title Mayflower Gulch to Clinton Gulch Ski AT or Cross Country Ski
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Dale Pfaff
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate II
Trail Mileage 7
Elevation Gain 1500
Driving Distance


Mayflower Gulch Trailhead, Route 91, between Copper Mountain and Fremont Pass.  Nat Geo Map 109

For more info Contact

Contact Leader to Register - Dale Pfaff,, (847) 504-6650 


We will ski up from the Mayflower Gulch TH and stay to the main road up to the historic Boston Mine and abandoned cabins and then vear right and head up to Gold Hill (~12,000') which separates Mayflower and Clinton Gulches.  This will not be a race, but a comfortable pace up the trail.  Snow and weather permitting, we will play on the slopes for a while and have some lunch.

We then head northwest across the ridge top, taking in the views as we go (Gore Range, Saguache Range, Clinton Gulch headwall, Climax Molybdenum Company’s tailings settling ponds, etc.).  Staying north on the ridgetop, we will eventually pass through trees, then a meadow and finally arrive at where the ridgetop ends and drops into timber. We head down towards Clinton Lake, down past a mine cabin, and then follow a dry water ditch.  Though young trees grow on the old roadway, pass through them to a drop into the Mayflower trailhead parking lot. 

Depending on snow conditions and recent trail use, we may be breaking trail at some points along the way down.  Final trip mileage will depend on the number of turns one completes on the up and downs.  AT skis or BC cross skis with skins and avalanche eqiupment (shovel, beacon, probe) required.  

Dress appropriately in layers as there will be both hot and cold times on the trip.  Bring the appropirate amount of water, snacks, and food.  Don't forget your 10 essentials for the trip, check them out on the CMC website at