Mount Evans Summit Trail

EASY 15 reviews
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Mount Evans Summit Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and scenic driving and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
91 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

scenic driving

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

2 days ago

I hiked to the summit coming from Bierstadt via sawtooth ridge. It's a very commercial peak with nice views of the peaks to the north and south of it.

hiking
3 days ago

Did this hike this morning and it was unreal. I wrote a blog about it if you'd like to witness some of the phenomenal views and getter better idea of trail conditions and what equipment you need to make this hike successful.
https://christinebornhop.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/summit-lake-trail/

4 days ago

7 days ago

Scary drive up with lots of tight switchbacks, costs $15, but is truly worth it. Jaw dropping views! And the short scramble at the summit is just enough to make you feel like you earned this fourteener. I would highly recommend checking this out.

hiking
12 days ago

June 11th. The sight from the top of Mount Evans is one you will keep forever. what an amazing place.
The drive up is a bit scary, but well worth the view from the top.
The mountain goats posed for a lot of pictures, and the day was perfect.
Don't miss this adventure.
Tom

2 months ago

Go for the view

4 months ago

7 months ago

It's only a couple more steps after an adventurous drive but I don't care how people get there; it is just pretty on the top. I also love all the bighorns and mountain goats along the way.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

felt pretty cheated when I finally got to Evans. went up bierstat and across the saw tooth to get there. almost turned right around when I saw you can drive to the top. lots of people in expensive ass gear to do a half mile from the parking lot . will not be returning. the sawtooth is where it's at if your looking for an adventure. pic is of sawtooth.

10 months ago

Nice little scramble up rock to the summit of a 14'er in CO, Great way to top off the highest paved road in the USA, views are outstanding, can be busy though. You can almost always see mountain goats up here.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Wednesday, June 08, 2016