Mount Evans West Ridge via Chicago Creek

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Mount Evans West Ridge via Chicago Creek is a 15.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
15.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5,337 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

off trail

no shade

hiking
14 days ago

Challenging hike to do the Spaulding/Evans loop after Chicago Lakes. I came down the face of Evans to make a straight shot back to Summit Lake. Recommend an early start since this took me about 10 hours to complete with a dog.