Mount Evans Resthouse Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Mount Evans Resthouse Trail is a 11.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2506 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Idaho Springs: Travel 14 miles south on highway 103 to Echo Lake Campground. The trail begins at the campground (look for the sign that says trail, this takes you past restrooms and camp sites).

hiking
4 hours ago

Oct 20th --trail snow packed and icy...had to quit a short distance in. However saw 3 moose in the parking lot. Made the morning a little better. Will be back up there in July!!

trail running
1 month ago

Great for a challenging trail run. The trail kinda disappears by the lake. I went on a Tuesday morning and did not see anyone else the entire run.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Light foot traffic during the time I went. But awesome trail. I will be back soon.

hiking
3 months ago

Had a lovely hike and picnic on this trail. Only saw two other hikers on the way. Great day!

3 months ago

Had a lovely hike and picnic on this trail. Only saw two other hikers on the way. Great day!

snowshoeing
7 months ago

Packed snow on the trail up to the high point with a view of Mt Evans. We used snowshoes but would also be navigable with boot tracks. Very windy but protected in the trees.

snowshoeing
7 months ago

snowshoeing
9 months ago

did most of this trail last weekend. pretty crunchy until 3 miles in, then it became obvious there hadn't been anyone on the trail in a few weeks. about 4 miles in, started seeing really big mountain lion tracks. being alone, and not having seen another person since the first 1/2 mile, i decided to turn around. anxious to get back out and give it another go. highly recommend.

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

You want to dress in layers. The temperature can change by 20 degrees depending on altitude and time of day.

backpacking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beautiful trail! we got about 2 miles in and the weather started looking ify so we turned around, but never a day wasted

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

A beautiful hike although not as exactly as described - much more than 200 feet in elevation gain. This is the 2nd time I have done this hike and unfortunately have never been able to do all of it. You will want to get to the trailhead early as parking is tight. You do NOT need to pay any fees, fees are for camping. While the trail description on this website shows heavy traffic, we started Saturday around 9:45 am and only saw a handful of people on the trail. When I think of heavy traffic I think of the Matthews Winters trail where you are overcome with bikers and hikers on the weekend. Have a wonderful time and enjoy the beauty of the mountain.

Monday, June 20, 2016

hiking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

hiking
Monday, January 25, 2016