Mount Bierstadt Trail (#711)
Length: 3.6 miles ONE-WAY
Elevation: 11,471 feet - 14,063 feet
Trail Description: Begin at the Bierstadt Trailhead. From the parking area, the trail descends gently toward Scott Gomer Creek. At 11,470 feet, the trail crosses the creek and begins its ascent toward the summit. From the creek, the trail cimbs gradually through the willows then up onto the board northwest shoulder. Nearing the summit, the trail grows steeper and less well defined on the rocky ridge. Pick a route to stay on the rocks and avoid the vegetation growing in the pockets in between.
View a COTREX trail map here.
At a Glance
|Permit Info:||A mandatory free self-issuing permit is required for the Mount Evans Wilderness. Free permits are available at each trailhead or entry point into the wilderness.|
|Best Season:||Hiking conditions are best from July through September.|
|Restrictions:||Wilderness regulations apply in the Mount Evans Wilderness.
|Closest Towns:||Georgetown; Grant|
|Restroom:||Vault toilet at the trailhead.|
|Operated By:||U.S. Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Clear Creek Ranger District Visitor Services and Idaho Springs Visitor Center; 303-567-4382; Contact Us|