|Peak:||Maroon Peak (14er)|
|Date of Info:||08/04/2013|
Route Update: While other trail work may be ongoing, it appears CFI has completed a new access point for the east slope on the standard South Ridge Route on Maroon Peak. 3.25 miles from the trailhead, which is .25 miles BEFORE reaching the bent tree, turn right at the location shown in the photos. There is a large cairn next to a bush, and just past the cairn, you will see some large rocks anchoring a gradual trail across the small rock glacier. This trail bypasses the first steep section described in the standard route description; at both the old access, as well as when the new trail and old trail merge above, the old trail is marked as closed for revegetation.
Big thanks to CFI and all of the folks who have worked on this.
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