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Cooper Hill
Lake County, CO, Eagle County, CO

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the work road
Looking down the work road

Route: Ski trails

After hiking Mt. Elbert in the morning, the weather still seemed very good. I decided to check out Cooper Hill after reading the 10th Mountain Division history of it at Tennessee Pass; some of the troops had trained on skis at Ski Cooper.

I basically jogged the gravel access road under the chairlifts to the summit. From the ski trails, there were some nice directional views.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Cooper Hill
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, July 29, 2016
Parking Elevation: 10,560'
Destination: Cooper Hill
Time Elapsed: 00:28
Trailhead Elevation: 10,570'
Summit Elevation: 11,757'
Vertical Gain: 1,187'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:58
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,197'

The bottom of Ski Cooper
The bottom of Ski Cooper

The Holy Cross Ridge as seen from near the summit of Cooper Hill - Click to enlarge
The Holy Cross Ridge as seen from near the summit of Cooper Hill

Topographic map of Cooper Hill

Directions to trailhead: Take US 24 northwest from Leadville to Tennessee Pass. The Ski Cooper access road will be on the right.

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