Bottle Pass Trail (#16)

Area Status: Not Cleared

Length: 1.4 miles ONE WAY

Elevation: 9,880 feet starting elevation; 11,390 feet at Bottle Pass 

Trail Description: The trail begins at the Lake Evelyn Trailhead. The first mile of trail is an old logging road. A single track trail emerges on the left before crossing Keyser Creek and is signed for Bottle Pass. The beginning of the trail begins at a moderate grade on a long switchback. Bottle Pass Trail takes off from the Lake Evelyn Trail (#15) after approximately 1 mile. The trail gains elevation as it approaches Bottle Pass. The last half mile is quite steep. Hikers must proceed to the north, up and over Bottle Peak to arrive at Bottle Pass.

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At a Glance

Permit Info: No permit required.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Hiking conditions are best from July through September.
Restrictions: Most of the Bottle Pass Trail is located within the Byers Peak Wilderness, therefore wilderness regulations apply:
  • Mechanized/motorized travel is prohibited.
  • Do not camp or build campfires within 100 feet of developed trails or bodies of water.
  • Group size is limited to 12 people and/or livestock
  • Pets must be under control at all times.
  • Practice Leave No Trace principles.
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: Fraser, Winter Park
Water: Lakes and streams; treat water for drinking.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles
Operated By: U.S. Forest
Information Center: Sulphur Ranger District, 9 Ten Mile Drive, PO Box 10, Granby, CO 80446, Phone: 970-887-4100, Fax: 970-887-4111, Contact Us

General Information


Follow County Road 3, .5 mile east of Pashall on U.S. Highway 40 or take County Road 15, 24 miles south of Kremmling on Highway 9. Follow either to County Road 32 (NFSR 139). Turn east onto County Road 32 and go 5 miles to NFSR 136 on the right. Take NFSR 136 four miles to the Lake Evelyn Trailhead. From Fraser take County Road 73 to NFSR 160.2 to NFSR 111.



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