Compass

Rating: 
One-way Distance: 1 mile
Difficulty: Strenuous
XC Skill level:
Elevation: 8995 - 9745 feet
Cellphone: 0-1 bars
Time: 1 hr.
Trailhead: Upper
Fee: none
Attractions: Steep groomed trail




The Compass trail is located in the Sunlight Mountain Resort Nordic Area near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. It begins off of the Babbish Express trail where it climbs a steep groomed trail that takes it up to the top of the Ute downhill ski run a little below the summit of Compass Peak (9,895 feet). Even though the Compass trail is only 1 mile in length getting to and from the closest trailhead will turn it into a minimum 5.5 mile round trip excursion.