Upper Goliath Trailhead


An interpretive sign at the beginning of Upper Goliath trailhead.

The Upper Goliath Trailhead is located within the Mount Evans Recreation Area, south of the Mount Goliath Natural Area. This small trailhead is the starting point for the Alpine Gardens Loop trail. It is also the start of the M.Walter Pesmen Trail. If you have two vehicles, the easier hike is to start from here and hike down (1.5 miles) to the Mount Goliath Natural Area.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 24/7 when the road is open.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No camping, campfires or stove fires except in designated campgrounds or dispersed campsites. Dogs must be on leash.
Closest Towns: Idaho Springs or Bergen Park , CO
Water: None
Restroom: No
Operated By: U.S.Forest Service

General Information

Directions: 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 5 miles south on Highway 5 to the Upper Goliath Trailhead.

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