Fryingpan River Drainage - Chap. 5 Introduction


Remote and untraveled...


Fryingpan River Drainage

Known for its fine trout fishery, access to summer and winter recreation, and Colorado foothill ambiance, the Fryingpan River valley provides access to a huge mountain area between Aspen and Vail. Much of the mellow backcountry skiing in this area involves following snow covered roads to 10th Mountain huts, such routes are covered at, as are a few branch routes from the huts. A selection of the more demanding backcountry skiing routes in the Fryingpan area are here at, thus complementing the coverage of HutSki, with slight overlap.