Colchuck Peak: Colchuck Glacier Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Colchuck Glacier is a 2500-foot, north-facing ski descent nestled in the scenic terrain of the Stuart Range. From a col above 8000 feet down to Colchuck Lake, the craggy granite northwest face of Dragontail Peak makes for an incredible backdrop to this sustained fall-line ski descent.
This tour begins at the end of the maintained road during winter. As the season progresses, Road 7601 quickly melts out but may remain gated for many weeks; a pair of shoes can be a great help with the road walk. Do your best to follow the summer trail. You will be traveling in heavily forested terrain on the valley floor, which can be disorienting at times—follow a solid compass bearing. At around 3900 feet, look for a footbridge for the creek crossing. Depending on the snow conditions, it can be difficult to cross the creek without it (2.5 hours to here)."