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

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Tour de Abyss Loop- Mount Evans, Bierstadt East Ridge, to Sawtooth 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.

Distance: 6.1 miles Elevation Gain: 3,031 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no shade

Tour de Abyss: Mt Evans to Bierstadt East Ridge to Sawtooth and back to Mt Evans

hiking
6 months ago

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.

hiking
off trail
scramble
6 months ago

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.

hiking
rocky
scramble
7 months ago

lots of class 3. beautiful.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
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Sun Sep 06 2015