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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 20 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
The trail is almost entirely in the Mount Evans Wilderness and it is listed as one of the Colorado's iconic 14er. No mountain bikes are allowed in the Wilderness. Stay on the trail to avoid trampling Show more
#2 - Chicago Lakes Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 6 h 33 m
NOTE: The backroads have private property signs, so stay on the designated route and follow signs to Chicago Lakes.Show more
#3 - Mount Evans and Mount Spalding Loop Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
Note: Mount Evans Road (HWY 5) is closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD746971 Starts and ends at SummShow 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 - 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
#6 - 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
#7 - Mount Evans Summit Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 18 m
Note: Mount Evans Road (HWY 5) is closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD746971Show more
#8 - Echo Lake to Summit Lake
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 12 mi • Est. 6 h 42 m
Echo Lake to Summit Lake is a 12 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 optShow 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 - Mount Evans Summit Trail Via Mount Evans Road
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
Note: Mount Evans Road (HWY 5) is closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD746971Show more
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