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Bergen Peak via Sleepy's Trail, Elk Ridge, Bergen Peak Trail and Meadow View Trail

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Elk Meadow Park

Bergen Peak via Sleepy's Trail, Elk Ridge, Bergen Peak Trail and Meadow View Trail is a 10.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Evergreen, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.9 mi Elevation gain 2,286 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Doug Bowen
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Haydn Strauss
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Mountain bikingGreat!

Good trail. Pretty rocky as you get up high.

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Jackson Lightfoot
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HikingGreat!
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Stephanie Kolesar
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HikingGreat!

I normally come during the week - mid morning. Lately, it’s has been empty! Sleepy is a moderate climb. Long switchbacks. 80% shaded

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Heidi Nilsson
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Hard mountain bike trail.

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Kaitlyn Fazzi
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Really enjoyed this trail. Went by myself early on a Monday and there was very few other hikers and even fewer mountain bikers. Just difficult enough to keep your heart rate up without being exhausting or not fun. Lots of shaded areas, and the morning I went had good cloud cover until about noon. I did this hike as an out and back, as opposed to the loop that AllTrails suggests, which shortened the hike by less than a mile, but was good nonetheless

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Cap Cap Rizzo
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Great hike and not crowded at all. Lots of shade and spectacular views throughout. Highly recommend this hike!

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Stuart Brooks
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Great hike and very few people on the trail. Really beautiful summit. Conditions were good and the trail is in great shape. Most other hikers wore a buff or face covering that they put up when passing on the trail, which was nice.

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Edward Strickler
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Awesome intermediate trail with great views the whole time!!

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Carl Swanson
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What a beautiful hike. Quite a bit of traffic on Saturday. The trail is in great shape, only a bit of snow and a little bit of ice left! Beautiful scenery and spectacular views!

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Tyler Smith
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pretty dry, a little icy near the top but should be melted soon.

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Sarah Johnson
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Ellie Roshak
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Wyatt Vucic
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AllTrails User
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Drew Ralston
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moderately trafficked single track with lots of shade once you get past 1st mile in the meadow. lots of wind on the west side of hills. Got to see 2 mule deer on the way up for bonus today...recorded dist a little off due to one errant data point on other side of CO74

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Megan Koop
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Nice! Really great conditions, trail was perfect. Right side has an extremely gradual grade, I would recommend going left, as we did, so the switchbacks are taken on fresh legs.

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Neal Horrom
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This is a good hike close to Denver and easy to get to. It is shared with mountain bikers. We went early on a Tuesday morning and didn’t encounter many until our decent around noon. I can’t imagine how busy it is on the weekends. Plan accordingly. The elevation gain is very gradual. The tree cover is plentiful except for the first mile which is wide open meadows. Lots of mushrooms and wildflowers on the forest floor. There are good views of some iconic 14ers off to the west at the top. It looks like most people stop just short of the official peak. Follow the route in AllTrails all the way to the end, past the big antenna to the north of the first viewpoint if you want a pic with the official sign and geo marker. Enjoy!

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Derek Gless
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Excellent hike. Mostly gradual slope with good shade. Trail was clearly marked and in summer conditions. Some of the most breathtaking views of Mount Evans I've ever seen at the top. Wasn't too crowded but definitely keep an eye out for mountain bikers, they were just as numerous as the hikers. Overall was a great day and would recommend this to people looking for a mid-range day hike.

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Monica Williams
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Friday 5.31.19 - not too many people on the trail. Great workout! Wasn’t too muddy, could wear tennis shoes but I prefer hiking boots. Views were beautiful. Could hear the road noise for most of the trail but didn’t bother me, was listening to music in one ear anyways. Recommend if looking for a close hike to Denver, but a longer distance hike. Took me about 4.5hrs round trip. I would rate this more moderate than hard.

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Kyra B
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Hiked this on 4/20/19, it was a pretty fun hike but very tiring. Beware the parking lot is pretty small and does fill up fast on the weekends. This trail is great if you want to do a hike that’s a little longer than most but still close to Denver. There were a lot of trail runners and people seemingly speed walking nonstop to the summit, made me feel out of shape for having to stop and rest at all! Took me about 5 hours total to do all 11 miles. The views at the top of the Mt Evans massif as well as back east towards Denver were just incredible!

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Dan Udvari
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HikingMuddyRockySnow

Hiked this trail on 4/13/2019 right after a snowfall. We got to the trail around 6:30 and immediately started heading up. The beginning was quite easy with some snow and mud on the ground. We made a right when we got to the first intersection and began our climb. The trail was a bit rocky and snowy in some points. Once, we got to a higher elevation it started to snow and we began to see a lot more snow on the ground. In some places it was as deep as 6-7 inches, which made it hard to hike without spikes and snow shoes (our rookie move). There were not a lot of people on the trail which made it nice and peaceful. When we climbed up to the top of the mountain, there was not much to see due to the snow clouds rolling in. We made our way back on the more "highly trafficked" side of the loop and began to see more people with dogs and some runners. We only slipped a couple of times, so be careful. Regardless of the lack of gear and prep, the trail is absolutely beautiful in the snow, a lot of fun, and quite the workout. It was definitely a challenge hiking it in the snow so be sure you are well prepared. I will do this trail again once it clears up a bit. We clocked the trail in at 11.45 miles and it took us 4 hours and 50 minutes without adequate gear and under relatively poor conditions so it is definitely doable in less. Nevertheless, I highly recommend this trail.

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