Best trails in Mount Evans Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Mount Evans Wilderness, Colorado? AllTrails has 38 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 19 hard trails in Mount Evans Wilderness ranging from 2.3 to 17.8 miles and from 8,838 to 14,255 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Mount Bierstadt Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 4 h 35 m
As of May 2020, the road to the trailhead is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. It is only reachable by foot or on a bike. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking optShow more
#2 - Chicago Lakes Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 5 h 7 m
NOTE: The backroad have private property signs, so just stay on the road and follow signs to Chicago Lakes.Show more
#3 - Mount Evans and Mount Spalding Loop Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Starts and ends at Summit Lake. A fee of $5 in cash or check is charged for day use to park at Summit Lake. If you arrive prior to 8am, this is the only fee you'll pay. Other times you will pay an addShow more
#4 - Abyss Trail to Abyss Lake
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 16 mi • Est. 8 h 42 m
The Abyss Lake Trail is a popular hiking trail that ends at Abyss Lake. The lake is nestled in a high glacial cirque between Mt. Bierstadt and Mt. Evans. The elevation gain, together with the round trShow more
#5 - Tanglewood Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 6 h
The Tanglewood Trail begins in the southeast corner of the Wilderness and climbs north to a saddle on the boundary between the Pike and Arapaho National Forests. Trail is almost entirely in the Mount Show more
#6 - Beartracks Lake Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 6 h 15 m
Note: Users have reported that this trail is currently closed until June 15 2020. This popular trail climbs the ridge between Truesdell Creek and Beartracks Creek to Lower Beartrack Lake. Expect to eShow more
#7 - Mount Evans Summit Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 18 m
Mount Evans Summit Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is Show more
#8 - Mount Evans Summit Trail Via Mount Evans Road
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
Mount Evans Summit Trail Via Mount Evans Road is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate.Show more
#9 - Abyss Trail to Helms Lake
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 20 m
Abyss Trail to Helms Lake is a 11.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Grant, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkShow more
#10 - Echo Lake to Summit Lake
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 6 h 42 m
Echo Lake to Summit Lake is a 11.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Georgetown, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity oShow more
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