The Mount Bierstadt and Mount Evans Trail is a challenging hike located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, USA. The hike starts at the Mount Bierstadt Trailhead and leads to the summits of Mount Bierstadt (14,060 ft) and Mount Evans (14,264 ft). The round trip hike is approximately 11.4 miles and elevation gain is about 4,800 feet. The trail follows a well-defined path through the alpine tundra and rocky terrain and offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
The trail starts at the Mount Bierstadt Trailhead and winds through a lush forest before reaching the alpine tundra. From there, the trail becomes steeper as it climbs towards the summit of Mount Bierstadt. The last section of the trail to the summit is a steep scramble over rocks and boulders, and requires some basic rock-scrambling skills. The summit offers panoramic views of the nearby mountain ranges and the valley below.
After summiting Mount Bierstadt, hikers can continue on to Mount Evans via the Sawtooth Ridge, a popular and scenic route that leads to the summit of Mount Evans. The trail from Mount Bierstadt to Mount Evans is a moderate hike that winds through the alpine tundra and offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. The summit of Mount Evans is the highest peak in the Front Range and offers panoramic views of the nearby mountain ranges and the valley below.
The hike requires a good level of physical fitness and proper preparation due to the high elevation and steep inclines. Hikers should bring plenty of water, food, and appropriate clothing and gear for changing weather conditions. The trail is a popular destination for experienced hikers and mountaineers, and is considered a strenuous day hike or a backpacking trip.
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This trail can be completed in approx 2 days. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here