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Everybody wants to do a “fourteener,” and this is one of the most accessible near the Front Range. The trail is well marked and easy to the follow, with little chance of getting off track. The views of the surrounding peaks are spectacular and become more impressive the higher you climb.
Mount Bierstadt Professional Review and Guide
"Everybody wants to do a “fourteener,” and this is one of the most accessible near the Front Range. The trail is well marked and easy to the follow, with little chance of getting off track. The views of the surrounding peaks are spectacular and become more impressive the higher you climb."
--Bob D Antonio, Hiking Colorado's Front Range (Falcon Guides).
More Mount Bierstadt Professional Reviews and Guides
"Mount Bierstadt was named after Albert Bierstadt, a nineteenth-century landscape artist who first visited the American West as a member of a Rocky Mountains Survey Team in 1859. Bierstadt’s resulting works soon catapulted him to fame, and he spent most of the rest of his life painting a series of dramatic landscapes of the West. Today he is recognized as one of the greatest American artists of all time. It is fitting that one of Colorado’s fourteeners should be named after him. Serious mountaineers often climb Bierstadt in combination with Mount Evans. The double ascent requires a traverse from Bier stadt to Evans across a formidable looking ridge that includes a step cal led the Saw tooth. There is a great view of Bierstadt and the Sawtooth from the Guan ella Pass Trail head, but unfortunately Mount Evans is hidden behind the ridge and can’t be seen from that perspective. The traverse between the two peaks doesn’t look any easier when viewed from the top of Bierstadt, but it is actually not as technically difficult as it appears. It is usually rated as a class-3 climb."
--David Day, Colorado's Incredible Backcountry Trails (Rincon Publishing).
"One of Colorado’s most accessible 14ers and much shorter and easier than Longs Peak, Mount Bierstadt can be climbed almost any time of the year and is a short drive from the Denver metro area. Safe, short excursions in the awe-inspiring terrain at the base of the Evans-Bierstadt massif can also be rewarding. The town of Georgetown is always a treat to visit and has a variety of food and beverage opportunities."
--Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh, Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park (Wilderness Press).
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