Enjoy this 11.6-kilometer out-and-back trek near Colorado's Guanella Pass. Generally regarded as a difficult route. Because this is a popular hiking region, you will most likely come across other people while exploring. This trail is best visited between June and October. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash.
Mt Bierstadt, located in the Mount Evans Wilderness Area, is one of Colorado's most famous fourteener routes. Although many individuals accomplish it as their first fourteener, the tremendous elevation increase makes it difficult. The Bierstadt Trailhead is located in a parking lot off of Guanella Pass Road Exit 228.
The Bierstadt Trail begins quite flat. You will shortly leave Arapaho National Forest and reach Mount Evans Wilderness. The road begins to ascend after crossing Scott Gomer Creek. From the peak of Mount Bierstadt, you'll see breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains' Front Range. Grays Peak and Torreys Peak are to the west, and Mount Evans lies to the northeast.
Take note! In the Rocky Mountains, afternoon storms are prevalent and can be perilous for hikers above tree line. It is best to start your hike as early as possible in order to return before the storms commence. Although dogs are permitted to utilize this trail, most pups may struggle to complete the rocky scramble sections. Throughout the summer, this route may be covered with snow and ice, especially near the peak. It's a good idea to keep an eye on the weather. To complete the trip, traction devices and other technical equipment may be necessary.