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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  Area/Length : 
7 miles

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