Mount Evans Summit Trail

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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 and walking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike up. Great views!

hiking
2 months ago

It was fun to climb up to the summit after the interesting drive up.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice simple hike to the peak after an interesting and lovely drive up. Be careful of the rapidly and ever-changing weather up there and be sure to have warm and dry clothing available. Worth the $15 and be sure to stop and enjoy the splendour of Summit Lake.

2 months ago

scenic driving
3 months ago

Great views, but what an absolute zoo.

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months 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 months 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 months ago

4 months 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
4 months 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

6 months ago

Go for the view

8 months ago

11 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.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

Monday, September 05, 2016

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.