Black Lake Cliffs

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This North-Northeast facing zone drops down to Black Lake and is clearly visible from the highway. There's a big cliff band up top and several smaller but still sizable cliffs down below it. These cliffs can act as great terrain features but also are sources of frequent avalanches. This zone, like most of Vail Pass, is typically accessed with sleds, but the access is quick and easy and could be done on skins as well.

Maps

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Trailheads

Vail Pass

There is a parking fee at Vail Pass

Guide Books

Making Turns in Colorado Vol 1: The North by Fritz Sperry

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