Palmyra Peak: Roy Boy Couloir Trail

HARD 1 reviews

Palmyra Peak: Roy Boy Couloir Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ophir, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.2 miles 4087 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

skiing

snowboarding

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

Palmyra Peak is the highest hike access at Telluride Ski Resort. The trail starts at the top of lift 12, and climbs more than 1300 vertical feet to the summit of Palmyra Peak. To get to the Roy Boy Couloir, drop right off the summit down the face, and stay hard skier's right.

snowboarding
3 years ago

The view from Palmyra Peak is spectacular. You can see six 14ers, and countless 13ers. After each snow storm, the peak is closed for several days for avalanche work. If you hit it on the first day that it is open after a storm, you will have endless, deep powder. Roy Boy is the farthest run skier's right, and is very lightly traveled.