Dyer Mountain  
Condition Updates  
Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2022-07-29, By: Syde0004
Info: Steep as expected. Still one little patch of snow. Great conditions overall. Was the only one on the trail that I could see and had the summit to myself 
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2022-07-02, By: Cereal
Info: Summer conditions; brought axe and spikes but didn't use them 
Route: North Ridge
Posted On: 2022-06-12, By: hokiehead
Info: Route mostly dry, a few drifts covering the road stopped us at 12,150'. Took Microspikes for traction,never used. I'd call it Class 3 (Roach gives it 2+), if the definition is "arms required for forward progress" and I wish I had brought my helmet (didn't need it, but head bonking was a risk). Great route though. 
Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2022-05-19, By: PikaSteve
Info: Snow is mostly avoidable from end of road to summit. The road is easily passable to within a half mile of the summer parking area. From the summer road closure, you can head up and slightly right on south facing, dry slopes to join up with the 14ers.com map's blue line between 13,000 and 13,200 feet. From here, the least snowy route generally follows the blue line to reach the south ridge and included about 100 steps up low angle snow. Once reaching the south ridge, all snow was avoidable while staying at Class 2. 
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Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2022-03-19, By: Geckser
Info: Beautiful morning up there. I skied bottom to top back to bottom in about 2 hours 45 minutes round trip. The winds were low and the snow generally seemed pretty safe. One of the days that remind me why I do what I do. Glad to get my 13th winter Centennial summit of the 2022 winter, what a great winter. A very fun route to ski and I would recommend it highly to anyone looking to get a summit in on the last day of winter, tomorrow. I broke a trench up but it likely got filled in during the day. Always a joy to get a continuous summit ski on a winter peak. 
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Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2022-03-14, By: halfapackofapache
Info: Parked at the winter closure. Road is packed down really well tell about 11.9k or roughly where you would park in the summer. Snow was knee to waist deep after that. I took a more direct route up the south face where I could rock hop to avoid exhausting myself in the deep snow. Snowboarded from summit to car. Coverage was good except for a couple hundred feet from about 13.5 to 13.2 where I had to dodge rocks. Sunny all day. Started at 11.30, summited at 3:30 back to car at 4:30. Snow was REALLY slow. I straight lined more than I would have liked to keep speed through the deep snow. 
Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2022-03-07, By: aksean22
Info: From the Iowa Gulch winter closure. The first few miles are packed down by snow machines and went quickly. A little trail breaking is required past the summer TH. I more or less followed the summer route the rest of the way and had continuous snow all the way to the summit. I clocked about 10 miles and 3k RT - most of which was spent in a complete whiteout. 
Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2021-08-04, By: mtngoatwithstyle
Info: Summer conditions all the way to the summit. Monsoon rain has affected the road you take to get to the ridge, it is pretty washed out. Small waterfalls coming down the backside of Sherman also not present last time I was there. Lovely and sunny day!. 
Route: Traversed From Sherman
Posted On: 2021-07-02, By: Jack_H
Info: Few small snowfields that are easily avoidable. Other than that, summer conditions. 
Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2021-06-25, By: Harrison1991
Info: Traversed from Sherman, descended the south east slopes. There are a few snowfields, on the eastern side of the peak, and one large snowfield, when descending from Gemini. 
Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2021-06-10, By: ScottLovesRMNP
Info: 99% summer conditions if you climb up left away from the stream, gully, and mine ruins. Dry on the south ridge. By choice used the snow for quick glissading back down. 
Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2021-06-09, By: TBro221
Info: I went straight up the loose talus/scree straight up from the Iowa Gulch Parking lot, mainly because I saw what must of been an old mining road switchbacking. Slipped and made my way up to nearly the ridge no snow. From there only a few snow crossings. Most of the SE slopes is covered in snowfields. I came down these slopes and was able to stand up glissade/run most of it, but at a certain elevation, was post hole madness. Recommend if you're sticking to the true route, micros and maybe some flotation if you are later in the day 
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Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2021-05-10, By: cyclecross444
Info: Parked and started skiing 2 miles below the Iowa Gulch Trailhead. There was a stuck Rav4 that had ventured probably another half mile from where I parked. I was able to ski the whole way from car to summit. The 2 miles between the car and road will probably become more patchy over the next week but I would guess the skiing to the summit from the 12,200' trailhead should still be good for another week. 
Route: Southwest Ridge
Posted On: 2021-04-07, By: adamorsubtractem
Info: Do NOT attempt to drive past the Iowa Gulch winter closure. The snow seems great before 7am, but quickly becomes unsupportive. I only made it 0.5 miles before getting stuck. I started my way up Iowa Gulch around 8:30am. I was able to stay on top of the snow during the approach. Instead of making my way around to the Southeast slopes, I decided to just straight-line it up the Southwest Ridge. (Route shown in orange). I opted to put my snowshoes on after ascending to the top of the ridge. Snow on the ridge was patchy, but often deep. I made it over to Dyer and only sank in once or twice with the snowshoes on. I was exhausted from trying to dig the 4Runner out, so my total time up was around 2.5 hours. The snow was soft and heavy on the descent, so I took my snowshoes off and just stomp-stepped down. I followed more of the SE slopes route on the way down, but veered more south to avoid some of the deepest snow. By the time I reached Iowa Gulch road, I had to throw the snowshoes back on. There were sections so soft by noon that I fell through even with the snowshoes on. Total length (parking 0.5 miles up the road) was 7.5 miles, total elevation was 2600', and total time was 4 hours. 
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Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2021-03-21, By: k_fergie
Info: Plenty filled in for a good ski. Skinned from car to ~100 feet from summit. Skied (with lots of pushing/skating on the road) all the way back. Light was too flat to take any good pics (let alone ski, except by Braille). Dust on crust except in places where the wind was favorable, creamy pow turns from ~13500-12700 
Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2021-02-23, By: jscully205
Info: Decent coverage of snow right now; was able to skin from the Yurt parking area to within 20ft of the summit and ski back to the car. Some sharks but also some better turns than expected. Would recommend some type of flotation for up high along the ridge. Road to turn-off along power lines is walkable though. 
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Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2021-01-08, By: graberz
Info: I Parked at winter closure. There are Snow machine tracks that have the road packed down to before the south face where the snow on the road stops. Two vehicles had made it one to two miles in but then one got stuck or something and they had to get help to turn around from the snowmobile guides. The snow resumes on the road towards the end of south face and snow shoes were necessary from there to the beginning of the ascent towards the ridge. You can go from rock pile to rock pile as the snow isn't continuous and thins out towards the top. The east face does have large snow fields. I did the ridge over to Gemini and it was passable to the north with less snow. Beautiful day with low wind. Thanks to the person who placed the cool summit log. 
Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2020-12-26, By: HikesInGeologicTime
Info: Gate open at 2B, but the only vehicles I saw past the normal closure were Jeeps and an ATV with special treads. Road mostly bootable up until ~1/2 mile before its end, where snow was punch crusted in the morning and mush of the sort you'd expect to find in March in the afternoon. We played Connect-the-Dots with rock patches up Dyer's slopes until we reached the ridge to further minimize an already fairly low risk of triggering an avalanche. Snow cover was so thin that I questioned whether the snowshoes we wore were absolutely necessary; on the way down, after descending the ridge, I realized that the answer to my question was, “Yes, unless you're super enthusiastic about postholing in not-infrequent deeper sections.” Used microspikes descending the ridge. Not strictly necessary if you've got good balance, but they made the going a little easier. 
Route: From Sherman
Posted On: 2020-11-05, By: Thevirtualsherpa
Info: Sherman is dry and so is the traverse over to Dyer. Extremely minimal snow, brought the dog and trail runners no problem. This report will probably be irrelevant in two days, but there you have it. BTW: the traverse over to Dyer from Sherman is very straight forward and tops off at Class 2. A great way to do this mountain. 
Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2020-10-12, By: CaptCO
Info: Dry to dyer, minor snow to gemini, and minor snow to sherman 

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