|Exploring the Black Iron Bowl
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Telluride provides an outstanding skiing experience from
their breathtaking views to their expert steeps all nestled
above a historic mining town.
Back in 2001, Telluride opened the Prospect Bowl and
Gold Hill, which provided the resorts first bowl terrain.
The Black Iron Bowl, located to the skier's right of the
Prospect Lift, is access via a short hike along the ridge
line. Prior to this expansion, the farthest one could hike
was to Genevieve.
From Genevieve, the first path down is Westlake /
Lakeview. These runs hold a constant expert fall line
with various rock outcroppings. While the trail map
rates these as "Extreme," no cliff jumping is necessary.
A farther hike up allows for the trails Mountain Quail
and Dihedral Chute. Dihedral face has numerous rock
faces and tight chutes, while Mountain Quail holds a
constant rock free fall line.
|The Black Iron Bowl is directly behind
and to the left of the ridge line in front.
|The Black Iron Bowl is located to the
right above. Runs such as Lakeview and
Westlake are visible.
|Hiking to the Black Iron Bowl
|Looking back on the Prospect Lift