Evergreen Mtn. Loop

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Trail Stats & Info

RT length 5.2 miles
Elevation gain 1,035 feet
Difficulty easy-moderate
Lowest elevation 7,482 feet
Highest elevation 8,536 feet
Trail type loop
Trails Illustrated Map™ # 100
Restrooms @ TH? yes
Evergreen Mt. Loop

Directions

Evergreen Mt. Loop
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.

Trail start on the south side of Buffalo Park Road and heads southwest from the road.



Description

Evergreen Mt. LoopThe Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space 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. The Evergreen Mtn. loop is a fairly easy hike that reaches to the top of Evergreen Mtn. and offers views of the Continental Divide. The trail starts on the other side of the road from the parking lot. Most of the trail is within trees, which is nice on a sunny and warm day. On weekends, it can get pretty crowded with hikers and mountain bikers. You can extend the loop by adding other trails to the loop and you can head over to the north section of the park, too. The first half of the hike on “Evergreen Mtn. East” trail gradually climbs and at the top the trail circles around the summit and connects back to the original trail. After coming down “Summit trail” make sure you turn left onto “Evergreen Mtn. West” trail for your descent.

For more park information and maps, visit: Jefferson County Information

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My name is Mar (short for Maria), and I'm an avid hiker, backpacker, snowshoer, and snowboarder. There's no place I'd rather be than on a mountain! Originally from San Diego, I packed up my few belongings, and moved out to colorful Colorado so I could be immersed in the awesome Rocky Mountains! And I haven't looked back since! Any free time I have, you can find me hiking up a 14er or snowboarding in fresh powder.