Mount Evans Road to Dos Chappell Nature Center is a 5.8 mile out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, CO and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for cross country skiing and is accessible from December until February.
cross country skiing
Steep and beautiful. Air is a bit thin for this Clevelander, but we did alright for our first day. Aspens bright yellow. Lots of cliffs and stunning vistas. About 6 hours round trip to upper lake (summit adds 2 hours or so).
Mt. Evans 1.5 mile route, steep! This is an aggresive route, but worth it as you look back @ the changing view on the way up.