TopoTrail Maps: Mt. Evans Wilderness and Vicinity
Mt Bierstadt Trail
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Guanella Pass, CR-381
Forest Service Trail # 711
Elevation Profile for
Mt Bierstadt Trail
The vertical scale is magnified 2.5 times.
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Directions to Trailhead
The Mt. Bierstadt trailhead is at the top of Guanella Pass. There is a
large parking lot on the west side of CR-381, the Guanella Pass Road.
There is another parking area on the east side of the road. The road
changes from CR-381 to CR-62 when you cross from Clear Creek Co. into
From the intersection of Hwy-285 and CR-62 (Guanella Pass Rd.) at Grant, travel north 13 miles to Guanella Pass.
I70 take exit 228 into Georgetown and drive through town to the south
side via Argentine or Rose Streets. Find the Guanella Pass Rd. at the
intersection of Rose and 2nd Streets. From here, travel 10.6 miles to
The parking lots can be filled very early.
East side parking lot at Guanella Pass
West side parking lot at Guanella Pass
The trail starts from Guanella Pass, passes through many willows and on
boardwalks over boggy areas and crosses Scott Gomer Creek, which may be
difficult during spring runoff. Then the climb begins, up a good trail
that becomes rougher as you get higher and then very rocky near the top.
one is very popular, so expect a steady stream of hikers on the trail.
Start very early so you will be back at the parking lot before
Mt. Bierstadt and The Sawtooth
Modified Topographic Maps for the Trail
USGS Topographic Quadrangle: Mt Evans
The topographic quadrangle maps above have hot spot links to pictures.
The single trail map below does not have the hotspots. A GPS utility
type program may be a better way to view the map and associated
pictures. With ExpertGPS, you select a picture waypoint and press the
function key "F5" to see the associated picture. In this case, use the
main GPX file.
Modified Topographic Map of Just the Trail Area
following links point to data that is a subset of the main map and GPX
file. If the trail is made up of multiple segments in the main GPX
file, they are combined into one in the following sources for your
convenience. Be sure to check the main map for a more complete map of
the area and possible additional information. The "Single Trail Map"
does not have links to pictures.
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