Captain Mountain Trailhead

  

A visitor information sign greets hikers to Captain Mountain Trail. Wildflowers are found here.

From the Bear Creek Guard Station, the trail gradually climbs through lodgepole pine and aspen forest. It skirts the bottom of the 9,869 foot Captain Mountain before meandering through meadows. The end is a steady climb through thick spruce and fir woods, up the canyon of Beaverdam Creek, and finally to the Echo Lake Campground.

General Information

Directions: * From Evergreen, take the Upper Bear Creek Road for 10 miles to the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area. * Continue another three miles to the Bear Creek Guard Satiation where the trailhead will be on the right. * Or, start at the Echo Lake Camp

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Access from Echo Lake Trailhead: Park at the trailhead area outside of the Echo Lake Campground. Follow the road through the campground past site #10 and you will see a trail marker for the trail on the right. Hike near Beaver Dam Creek through spruce/fir forest and meadows to the base of Captain Mountain. The trail continues down through lodgepole poine and aspen to the Captain Mountain Trailhead. Access from the Mount Evans State Wildlife area: From the Bear Creek Guard Station, the trail gradually climbs through lodgepole pine and aspen forest. It skirts the bottom of the 9,869 foot Captain Mountain before meandering through meadows. The end is a steady climb through thick spruce and fir woods, up the canyon of Beaverdam Creek, and finally to the Echo Lake Campground.
Fire InformationUnless 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.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult
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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
7 miles

  Latitude : 
39.657352

  Longitude : 
-105.593427

  Elevation : 
Trailhead: 9,050' - Destination: 10,600'

 



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