Tour de Abyss Loop- Mount Evans, Bierstadt East Ridge, to Sawtooth [CLOSED]

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Mount Evans Wilderness

Tour de Abyss Loop- Mount Evans, Bierstadt East Ridge, to Sawtooth [CLOSED] is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.1 miElevation gain3,031 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyScrambleClosedNo shade
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INDEFINITE CLOSURE: As of March 2021, this trail is closed indefinitely. For more information, please visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD746971 Tour de Abyss: Mt Evans to Bierstadt East Ridge to Sawtooth and back to Mt Evans

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Adam Zmiewsky
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The information on this route is not at all correct. We hiked this exactly as indicated in the map and we ended up getting in over 9 miles and over 5,000 feet of gain. That being said, this was an epic day hike full of class 3 and 4 scrambles. After the exposed sections on point 13,641, the sawtooth is very easy and not really exposed at all. Not sure where it got its bad reputation from. We aren't the slowest people but plan on spending 10 hours doing this route. Bring at least 3 liters of water.

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Bryan Mills
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Holy crap that was hard. Took a long time to scramble but no time at all once you’re past the sawtooth. Be very careful; plenty of spots to slip and die. Not for beginner scramblers.

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M. N.
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lots of class 3. beautiful.

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David Martin
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Tour de Abyss - Mt Evans, to Bierstadt East Ridge, Sawtooth, back to Mt Evans

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Erin Eileen
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Hiking

A very good beginner's scramble and introduction to class 3 scrambling. It's a long day with some navigation involved so I wouldn't recommend going alone unless you have the experience.

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Charlie Wang
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Peter Z
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Ed Ruiz
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Brandon Matthews
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Seth Phillips
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Michael Nyffeler
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Dav ehume
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