Mount Bierstadt (#711)

“Mt. Bierstadt 711” and “Stay On Trail” signs at the beginning of Mount Bierstadt trail.

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.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Hiking conditions are best from July through September.
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply in the Mount Evans Wilderness.
  • Dogs must be on a hand held leash.
  • No motorized or mechanized equipment.
  • Camps, campfires and stock, where allowed, at least 100 feet from water and trails.
  • Group size limited to 15 people and/or 10 pack/stock animals per party.
  • Certified weed-free hay is required for stock.
Unless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.   
Closest Towns: Georgetown; Grant
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet at the trailhead.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Drive west from Denver on Interstate 70. Exit at Georgetown and follow the signs 11.5 miles from Georgetown to Guanella Pass. Drive west from Denver on US 285 approximately 40 miles to Grant. Turn right (north) on to Park County 62. Drive 13.5 miles to Guanella Pass.


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