Mount Evans National Recreation Trail (#51)
This section of trail starts at the Summit of Mount Evans Interpretive Site parking area. This short hike will allow you to "bag a fourteener" the easy way.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||Reservations are required for entry. Go to recreation.gov to create an account and purchase your ticket. https://www.recreation.gov/timed-entry/10087438|
|Fees:||A $10 standard ammenity fee is required for the Mount Goliath Natural Area and the Summit of Mount Evans Interpretive Site. The City of Denver charges a $5 fee for Summit Lake Park, which is part of its Denver Mountain Parks system. While the road is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week (weather permitting) the fee is only required during daily hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. There is no fee for visitors who don't intend to park at one of the three fee areas.|
|Restrictions:||No camping, campfires or stove fires except in designated campgrounds or dispersed campsites. Dogs must be on leash.|
|Closest Towns:||Idaho Springs, CO|
|Passes:||Valid recreation pass must be displayed on vehicle.|
|Operated By:||U.S. Forest Service|
I-70 westbound, Idaho Springs exit #240 - Hwy 103. Drive approx. 12 miles to the turn off for Highway 5, Mount Evans road. Proceed through the fee station and drive 14 miles south on Highway 5 to the area.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Day HikingThis section of trail starts in the Mount Evans Recreation Area at the Mount Evans summit parking area. This short hike will allow you to "bag a fourteener" the easy way.
|Fire Information||No campfire allowed in this area.|
|Difficulty Level:||More Difficult|