Independence Mountain Trail at Pence Park

MODERATE 226 reviews
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Independence Mountain Trail at Pence Park is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
708 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

This trail is not on the Pence Park map but is easily found behind the trailhead information board. It is a short but steep hike with views of Evergreen to the east and Bear Mountain to the south. From the parking lot pass the information sign and the trail sign for Bear Creek Trail leading across the road. Go up the unmarked trail towards until reaching a small wooden stairway. This is a balloon shaped trail so either taking or passing the stairway will lead you to the same place where the trail continues on up the hill. Thick ever green forests will break occasionally for small grassy areas. Flowers of all shapes and colors bloom along the trail. You will also pass a small spring where wild roses grow and an aspen grove lit up like candles when hit by the early morning sun. The summit will provide panoramic views of Bear Mountain on the left, the City of Evergreen and of course the Rocky Mountains.

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15 days ago

Loved to see the clouds filter through the trees! Cold but nice hike.

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17 days ago

Good for hiking, super incline.

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27 days ago

Nice little cardio workout with nice views at the top for the reward.

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29 days ago

Loved this hike. If you want a good workout (all vertical) but not more then 2 mikes this is it. Gorgeous trees, rocks and beautiful wild trail. The view at the top is fabulous. There's not that many people and it was so peaceful and beautiful.

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1 month ago

We brought some friends here that were visiting from Michigan and it was a short and rewarding hike for all of us! It’s not too far from Denver, and has awesome views from the top. Relatively easy but still makes you work a little for the view of the mountains! Definitely recommended, especially when you don’t have enough time to hike for a full day.

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Needed a quick nature fix this morning & this trail was perfect! Tracked in at a little over 2 miles, nice incline, fall foliage, great views at the top & solitude if you start early.

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