9.1 miles
1,975 feet
Out & Back



nature trips




wild flowers

1 month ago

This is a great hike both in beauty and a workout. I went today and RT was 2 hour 57 min of movement. (I don't count the lunch/time spent at the summit.) Wildflowers are stunning right now and around the many switchbacks you'll find spectaculars view of the mountains! This is one of my favorite hikes! I would not rate this as 'easy' however, more like 'moderate' depending on where you are on the trail. Like and easier black diamond on the slopes is how I describe it. It climbs about 2000' in elevation to around 9700 at the top so if altitude bothers you on a 14'er this is a good one to do. Part shade and sun. Meadow View portion (1 mi starting from Stagecoach TH) is easy. Once you take a left onto Bergen Peak Trail (2.7 mi) is begins to climb at a steady pace. No steps and some flatter sections but it gets the heart rate up. Then left another mile up to the summit is a climb as well. Not outrageous but not 'easy' in my opinion. Worth every grunt and groan though! Views of Bergen Peak, Mount Evans and Pikes Peak. Check it out! Love it.