Continue south onto CO 5/Mount Evans Rd. Follow cairns and/or trail segments south down to the Evans-Spalding saddle at 13,600' - 14. The Mount Evans Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area in Arapaho National Forest and Pike National Forest about 30 miles (48 km) west of Denver, Colorado.The wilderness area is named after Mount Evans.. History. Evans Road, through the entrance station and take this all … The Natural Area includes several trails and the well-designed Dos Chappell Nature Center. Evans, during an ascent from Echo Lake on July 17, 2019. www.gohikeco.com/2012/06/mount-evans-14264ft-from-summit-lake.html https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/echo-lake-to-summit-lake 14,264 ft,) West ridge from Guanella Pass After my initial unsuccessful attempt to hike up Mt. Here at the saddle I made my first wrong move. The West Ridge route starts at the Chicago Lakes overlook which is easily accessible. Start of Evans West Ridge route follow cairns below ridge crest … Evans. I read reviews about the intense drive along cliffs with no guard rail. Both lakes offer excellent views of surrounding peaks. I saw a few tracks in the snow that went somewhat upwards and then laterally on the ridge thinking that was the way we took last year. Posts about Mt. From the top of Spalding (13,000 ft or so), you'll follow the ridge in a counter clockwise motion. That'll be Mount Evans. Summit Lake trailhead access is from the Mount Evans highway which is generally open to Summit Lake Memorial Day through the end of Septmber. Tip: Leave early to catch a spectacular sunrise on the drive up. Conservation Area - Dinosaur Hill, Trailhead Lat/Long: 39.598061º N; 105.640394º W, Fee: $10 (Annual National Parks Pass Accepted). Spaulding the route seems to dead end. The gully looks very intimidating from this vantage point, but it is certainly a doable, albeit steep climb. Thus a wonderful uphill-only (well almost) of Evans. Mt. Chicago Lakes Lookout from Summit Lake is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. After Mt. Evans (elev. Evans is located a relatively short distance away. For a longer hike you can continue hiking south to Summit Lake and on up to the summit of Mount Evans. Drive along the slopes of Mount Evans, a Colorado 14er standing at 14,264 ft. 5 switchbacks down from the summit, on a tight hairpin turn, is a small parking area near 13,900ft. The summit of Mt. Cross a small trough and continue along the rocky ridge to reach summit of Mt. High on the flanks of Mount Evans, rising above Summit Lake to meet the west ridge at more than 14,000 feet, there are several impressive rock slabs known as the Aprons. On your way up the mountain you can see some of the oldest trees in the United States as well as Fall Sheep some people call them Mountain Goats. NER : North East Ridge ... reaching the summit ridge about 30 metres left of the high peak. The Nature Center and trailheads are located in the heart of Mt. The lot was well over half full already. See Mt Evans Trail - West Ridge via Mt… The route to the top of Mount Evans, one of America’s highest auto roads, is usually accessible from Memorial Day to Labor Day and is … Evans. Follow cairns south toward the end of the west ridge - 15 and 16. From there, follow the road for about 20 miles until you reach the Summit Lake parking lot (there should be signs). Spalding onto Mt. If you hadn’t made the drive yet, the Mt. Initially, there's a mix of tundra, small scree & gravel. Mt. Bierstadt, and even Denver if it's a low atmosphere day. Colorado, United States, North America. From the Summit Lake parking lot, follow the trail north, past a historic rock building, to an overlook of Chicago Lakes. The Mt. Evans- west ridge via summit lake ; West ridge via summit lake according to my strava was 9.6miles round trip. That'll be Mount Evans. It turned out to be a good acclimation hike for me on my path to Pikes. The beginning part of the route is easy. We were impressed with how well kempt the whole area was including even the pit toilets. The Sawtooth as seen from the Mount Evans side. Search Catalog Data Catalog Data & text in Documents Search By Date Range; Advanced Search That's the *fun* way to do Evans. Mount Evans is the highest peak in the namesake Mount Evans Wilderness in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. Despite that we kept our focus on the goal at hand...summit'ing Mt. The traverse is a bit up and down. #19 shows the summit from a prominent bump called "West Evans" and #20 is the view when you get closer. Mount Evans and Mount Spalding Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Getting there: From Denver, head West on I-70 to Exit 240 for CO-103 towards Mt. So--as always--please stay on established trails to avoid damage to a rare ecosystem. It's one of the highest lakes in the country with fish. The new trail you would need to climb up where that part ends and then continue up. We got to Summit Lake at 12,800 ft which was really worth the effort. That is not often seen on a 14er in August. From atop Spalding through its descent to the saddle on the way to Evans' West Ridge the trail became more difficult to follow. Mt Evans allows you a great view of the Rocky Mountains. Dates of Access: Open Memorial Day to Labor Day to the Summit. Mt. June, 2005: Evans seen from the summit of Mt. PLEASE VISIT THE NEW AND IMPROVED GO HIKE COLORADO: www.gohikecolorado.com, All photos by me unless otherwise indicated. The 2 1/2 mile hike has an elevation gain of 1,800 feet, but gives you the opportunity to climb two mountains. Evans. Summit Lake is on the west side of CO 5, 9 miles above the lodge; the peak is another 5 miles above Summit Lake. From there it was evident enough where to start on the hike up towards Mt. All in all a great hike up this route, it is quite easy and short with a modest amount of class 2 work needed. July, 2005: Bierstadt seen from Evans. Mount Evans is a prominent peak in the Moyie Range west of Kimberley, British Columbia (BC). About half way up the ridge changes over to more rock with larger blocks and tundra in between. The trail to the second lake, above treeline, is difficult to follow at times and is very steep. The Sawtooth just before sunset. The view along this route is spectacular. Use and reproduction is prohibited without permission. From I-70, exit #240 and head south on HWY 103 (toward Mt Evans) for 13 miles to Echo Lake. Idaho Springs Heritage Museum. Evans. From the Summit Lake parking lot, follow the trail north, past a historic rock building, to an overlook of Chicago Lakes. Arsenal NWR - Rod & Gun Club Ponds, Maxwell Falls & Cliffs Loop, Arapaho National Forest, The Sisters and Brother's, Aldefer/Three Sisters Park, Quandary Peak 14,265ft, White River National Forest. Mt. This trail is the primary hiking trail to the summit of Mt. This plan really worked out because I ended up making the mistake of giving myself some pretty sore quads after a quick descent of La Plata. It's more fun to climb Evans and do the 2nd class scramble over to Spalding though. This lake is 13,200 ft. From August 2012: Summit Lake, as seen from the top. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Mount Evans Pål Jørgen on the summit. The most difficult approach leads west around Summit Lake (counter-clockwise) to Mount Spalding, then along the northwest ridge of Mount Evans to the top. Evans road. Continue toward a … This scenic ascent takes you through a beautiful forested basin, past … Evans- Summit Lake. It sits across Summit Lake from Evans and is a popular 13er to climb that can easily be done in an hour or so from Summit Lake. Stop at the Visitor Center for information, then continue on Miner Street to 13th Avenue which is State Highway 103 and continues on State Highway 5 through a corridor between the Mount Evans Wilderness where it ends near the summit of Mount Evans. Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 6:00 AM: Mt Evans seen from Mt Spalding with Summit Lake on Lower LeftMt Evans : 14,264 ft, Summit Lake TH : 12,850 ft,~4 miles Round-Trip via Snapshot Route, 1414 ft Elevation Gain Treeline, is difficult to follow and was mostly easy class 1.. 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