Mount Evans Wilderness Mount Bierstadt

Georgetown, Colorado

Mount Evans Wilderness: Mount Bierstadt Professional Review and Guide

"Mount Bierstadt and Mount Evans are two of the closest fourteeners to Denver. (A fourteener is any mountain peak above 14,000 feet.) Mount Bierstadt is easy to find and fairly easy to navigate. The trail is steep in places. A 3-mile summit reached from the Guanella Pass approach is a great way to start an addiction to the Colorado fourteeners."

Mount Evans Wilderness: Mount Bierstadt Reviews

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9/24/2010
The guide says to go to the end of the road and then, with some difficulty, locate the trail-head by walking into the woods. These directions also contradict the map which shows you starting at a fork in the road. The trail-head, however, is quite easy to find. Just follow the road until you come to a parking lot and it starts right beside a large cabin. The trail is absolutely gorgeous. While fairly steep for the first few miles, the hike is well worth your effort. The Aspens are great in the fall.
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6/5/2010
This was a fantastic hike. The weather was beautiful. I definitely enjoyed the change of scenery as you go up. The bristlecone pines at the top are so eerie. The open meadow area at Hell's Hole is so peaceful and quiet I could have stayed there forever. Definitely like that it wasn't a horribly busy trail.
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9/25/2009
Best to do this hike in the fall!! Great colors, can get steep in areas, but well worth it.
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6/9/2008
Awsome trail. Very pretty. Not a trail I'd recommend for new or inexperenced hikers. Its up all the way to the hole, with lots of elevation gain, and the trail is not always well defined.. but deffinetly two thumbs up.
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Trail Information

Georgetown
Nearby City
7.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
June–October
Season
Arapaho National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Evans And Georgetown
Local Maps
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Jun 2018