Herman Gulch (Trail #98)

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE | DISTANCE: 6.4 MI RT ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 10,294’/12,012’/1,853’ ABOUT: A former sawmill road up Herman Gulch at a moderate grade, but steepens significantly to Herman Lake above tree line. Trail winds its way through forest, wildflower meadows and creeks, with occasional bighorn sheep or mountain goat sightings. Heavily trafficked during the summer weekends. […]

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Mount Bierstadt (Trail #711)

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE | DISTANCE: 7.2 MI RT ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 11,630’/14,061’/2,697’ ABOUT: This 14er offers fantastic views of the surrounding area and is within the Mt Evans Wilderness Area. Bikes are not allowed. Mt Evans can also be reached via the Sawtooth connector for those up for the challenge. Winter closure at the Naylor Lake intersection […]

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Mount Evans (West Ridge via Mt Spalding + Trail #51)

LEVEL: ADVANCED | DISTANCE: 2.75 MI ONE WAY ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 12,248’/14,246’/2,000’ ABOUT: This steep/rocky trail at high altitude is not for beginners. Hike from Summit Lake as an up & down, or catch a ride back down Mt Evans Rd. You are encouraged to visit the interpretive center and continue the short .3 mi walk […]

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North Empire Jeep Trails

LEVEL: MIXED | DISTANCE: 15 MI TRAIL NETWORK ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 8,751’/10,458’/2,109’ ABOUT: A network of USFS roads and spurs, or all-day route of Bill Moore Lake, Mill Creek Loop and Red Elephant Hill. Mix of beginner to advanced OHV roads, with Red Elephant Hill being the toughest, the route wanders through forest, rock obstacles, and […]

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