Bergen Peak Trail

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Bergen Peak Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Evergreen, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2155 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Lewis Ridge Trailhead: From I-70, exit onto Highway 74 (Exit 252), drive south 2.25 miles to Lewis Ridge Road, turning right into the parking lot. Stagecoach Trailhead: From Highway 74, turn west on Stagecoach Boulevard and proceed 1.25 miles to the north parking lot.

hiking
11 days ago

Fairly exposed for the first 2 miles, so you’ll want to get an early start because it can get HOT. Some great little vistas scattered along the route which make for excellent snack/water stops. Trail is simple and well-maintained, very minimal stair-stepping and fairly low grade so I’d call this an easy trail but with the length consideration you should estimate it as moderately challenging. Reminds me of Evergreen Peak trail but quite a bit longer.

hiking
21 days ago

We went on a Wednesday and started hiking around noon. Plenty of parking and very few people on the trail. The meadow at the beginning was probably the best part. My phone logged 10.5 miles going to the top and back.

25 days ago

I think this is somewhere between moderate and hard. I'm not in great shape and still adjusting to the altitude. I had to stop several times to catch my breath and let my legs rest. for Young Folks who are active in the mountains, moderate is probably accurate. For older folks who may not get out quite as much it may border on hard

1 month ago

Great hike. Wouldn’t consider it hard...more moderate. Started at Stagecoach...start to finish time was about 5.5 hrs, but we took our time eating lunch and taking pics at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this today, 5/13. Nice trail, surprisingly dry. No views, due to mist.

hiking
1 month ago

I started from the Stagecoach Drive trailhead. Bluebird day, with an amazing view at the summit! The mile stretch leading into Bergen Peak Wildlife Area is a steep climb, on the way up. But the view is worth it. I'll defintely do this hike again!

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike, beautiful day for it, very little ice/snow so no spikes/trax necessary. Rocky hike great workout

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with gradual ascend. Micro-spikes were needed close to the peak.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty solid hike with steady climb throughout - not bad elevation (just shy of 10k feet) for how close it is to the city. It was a bit slick towards the top in shaded areas, so yaktrax or micro spikes would be recommended. Definitely windy!

2 months ago

This hike was a long one but a good one! All different terrain, could’ve benefited from spikes worn if you take the Bergen peak trail to the top. Lots of ice. We took too long trail on the way back to make it into a loop and it was much more dry! The views were beautiful at the top and made it a great stop for lunch!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike with expansive views to the south. The change of terrain along the way makes it an interesting half day outing, passing through the meadow, forest and rockier summit.

4 months ago

Nice hike. I connected Too Long to create a loop, resulting in 10 miles. I also agree this is morderate, not hard.

hiking
4 months ago

This was an "out and back" trail but I made it to different trails to make a loop and a total of 10 miles including Too long trail. I would rate this trail "moderate" not hard. Some dogs were off leash which I don't mind but it was required to. It was too icy for trail running but I got some done.

hiking
4 months ago

Great time on Bergen trail. We had some visitors from Orlando FL and decided to tackle Bergen. We unfortunately made it up 3.6 miles to the top with amazing views. Had lunch and made our descent. Took approximately 4.5 hrs total. Enjoy it. I would say this trail is more of a moderate than hard trail.

PS keep an eye out for a mystery box on the mountain with a disposable camera and log book. Add to it and leave.

hiking
5 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

I ran this trail as part of the "Bergen Peak Half Marathon". I loved this race- it was hard but awesome, lots of variety in terrain, and great views. If you like trail racing, sign up for next year. Check out the Evergreen Trail Racing Series. they have 4 races. I think I'm signing up for the series next year.

hiking
8 months ago

Not too hard. The view at the top was okay. I was hoping for better after a decently long hike. Took about 4 hours

hiking
8 months ago

Lovely - elk ridge trail has elk roaming.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice combo of terrain, the summit is beautiful!!

10 months ago

A fun trail! Well marked and a lot of different terrain

hiking
10 months ago

Close to Denver and easy to get to. Popular with cyclists, families and dogs. Decent hike. Nice views.

10 months ago

11 months ago

sketchy looking and tiring

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Slow gradual climb. Wouldn't rate it hard but rather moderate. Pretty views at the top!

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Great workout. Hiked on 4/8/17. Top third of the trail was snow packed. Wear boots for sure, unless you're a maniac. Mostly wooded with some great views along the way.

hiking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Definitely a great workout for a hike! I went 4/7/2017. The first half of the trail (which is actually part of the meadowview and Elkridge trail) was dry. But due to the recent snowfall the second half of it was muddy and got progressively snowier. Very glad I wore my winter boots for the hike! It's a steady incline to the top. Most of the mountain views are covered by trees until you reach the top. Moderate amount of shade especially through the switchbacks. I would do this trail again (hopefully with less snow/mud).

Friday, March 31, 2017

great trail.up the street from home

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Beautiful hike with gorgeous views at the top.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

patches of melting snow at the top... don't slip. Dry otherwise. beautiful views. huge Elk herd!

hiking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wonderful hike nearby Denver!

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