Mount Evans Wilderness Trails Professional Review and Guide
"The area’s 14,000-foot peaks and proximity to Denver combine with the summit road to draw large numbers of visitors. Nevertheless, the Mount Evans Wilderness contains notable biological features, harboring not only alpine tundra, but arctic tundra as well. This is one of the few places south of the Arctic Circle where such tundra is found. It differs from alpine tundra by virtue of its moisture, as it contains countless small pools of water. In contrast, most tundra in Colorado is dry and brittle once uncovered by snow.
The vast expanses of tundra offer visitors numerous opportunities to spy more common critters, including ptarmigan and yellow-bellied marmots. This trail guide includes descriptions of Chicago Lakes, Mount Bierstadt/Mount Evans, Abyss Lake, Beartrack Lakes, Hells Hole, Beaver Meadows/Beartrack Lakes Trail, Captain Mountain/Resthouse Meadows/Lost Creek, Guanella Pass to Threemile Creek, and Resthouse Meadows to Summit Lake."