Alderfer/Three Sisters Park (North section)

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Trail Stats & Info

RT length 3.8 miles
Elevation gain 1,800-1,900 feet
Difficulty easy-moderate
Lowest elevation 7,482 feet
Highest elevation 7,847 feet
Trail type loop/out and back
Trails Illustrated Map™ # 100
Restrooms @ TH? yes

Directions

From I-70 westbound, take exit 252 (Evergreen Parkway) and follow the off ramp onto Evergreen Parkway (Hwy 74). Follow Evergreen Parkway for several miles, which then veers left onto Bear Creek Road. At the traffic light, take a right onto County Road 73. Follow this road till Buffalo Park Road and take a right onto Buffalo Park Road. In about 1.5 miles, the parking lot is on the right side of the road.

From C-470, take the Morrison Road exit and head west onto Morrison Road. Follow Morrison Road (aka. Bear Creek Road and Hwy 74) through the town of Morrison and continue for about 10 miles to the town of Evergreen. At the traffic light, take a left onto County Road 73 and follow this road to Buffalo Park Road. Take a right onto Buffalo Park Road and follow the road for about 1.5 miles to the parking lot on the right.

There is another parking lot to this park just a mile west of the east parking lot that is off of Le Masters Road from Buffalo Park Road if the east parking lot is full.



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Description

This park has a lot of great trails and it is just a short drive from Denver. You can pick and choose the trails you want to do and create several different loops from all of the different trails. We hiked a loop from the east parking lot, which starts off on Hidden Fawn to Sisters Trail to Bearberry Trail to Homestead Trail to Silver Fox to Ponderosa and lastly to Sisters Trail. This loop initially descends, and then after connecting to Sisters trail, it starts to ascend to the “Three Sisters”. This section of the hike was the steepest, and after passing the “Three Sisters” the trail descends. The rest of the hike has more gradual hills and veers through forests and open meadows. Watch out for mountain bikers as this is a very popular trail for them. Both parking lots can get pretty full on a nice spring/summer weekend, so get there early! This particular loop took us about 2 hours to complete, which included a lot of photo ops, as there were a herd of elk right off Hidden Fawn trail.

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