Summit Lake on with Mt Evan ridge like in the background. For a longer hike you can continue hiking south to Summit Lake and on up to the summit of Mount Evans. L Wooles, I Cardwell, 28 December 1940. Spalding onto Mt. From that point on it could have been very difficult again to follow trail through all of the loose talus except for the solid set of footprints leading the way. The legs were initially a little tight after yesterday's La Plata expedition but they quickly began to loosen. Driving up Mt Evans to Summit Lake. Mt. From atop Spalding through its descent to the saddle on the way to Evans' West Ridge the trail became more difficult to follow. Search Catalog Data Catalog Data & text in Documents Search By Date Range; Advanced Search 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. Dates of Access: Open Memorial Day to Labor Day to the Summit. Warren ridge. Bierstadt, and even Denver if it's a low atmosphere day. Summit Elevation: 14,264 ft. Colorado, United States, North America. Mt. From the Summit Lake parking lot, follow the trail north, past a historic rock building, to an overlook of Chicago Lakes. From the hump on the west end of the ridge, it's almost 1 mile to the summit. From here the remaining hike is a bit slow going. From there, follow the road for about 20 miles until you reach the Summit Lake parking lot (there should be signs). 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. Essentially your goal is to get to the opposite side of Summit Lake via the ridge. Tip: Leave early to catch a spectacular sunrise on the drive up. The gully looks very intimidating from this vantage point, but it is certainly a doable, albeit steep climb. 13 is a good look at Evans' west ridge. Mount Evans is the highest peak in the namesake Mount Evans Wilderness in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. A sign marks the start to Mt. My wife and I made it on the drive up the Evans Road to Summit Lake by about 8:30am. Despite that we kept our focus on the goal at hand...summit'ing Mt. Evans- west ridge via summit lake ; West ridge via summit lake according to my strava was 9.6miles round trip. All in all a great hike up this route, it is quite easy and short with a modest amount of class 2 work needed. Spalding Elevation: 13,842 ft. Great fun day trip. The trail up to Spalding was relatively easy to follow and was mostly easy class 1 trail. Also note slightly to the left and behind the Sawtooth, the top of Mt. This finish to … PLEASE VISIT THE NEW AND IMPROVED GO HIKE COLORADO: www.gohikecolorado.com, All photos by me unless otherwise indicated. If you hadn’t made the drive yet, the Mt. The Sawtooth as seen from the Mount Evans side. Spalding sits just to the north of Mt. Summit Ridge from Summit Lake. 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. Route-finding was generally okay with cairns. July, 2009: Mt. May, 2002: Evans' north face seen from Summit Lake. 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. Simple theme. There's a … Spalding - 10, 11 and 12. The sign says "Mt Evans Trail." This trail is the primary hiking trail to the summit of Mt. The habitat surrounding the lake is one of the few locations in North America with arctic permafrost habitat outside of the arctic circle. Since my shoulder injury ruined those plans, I decided to hike up the side of Mt Evans on the summit trail. May, 2002: Morning light on Evans. That's the *fun* way to do Evans. I quickly made my way along the rest of the ridge, trying to shortcut a bit onto the tourist trail and finally found myself on the summit at 10:35am for a 1:50 climb of Evans. Evans Wilderness written by linhartb. Bierstadt, and even Denver if it's a low atmosphere day. Getting there: From Denver, head West on I-70 to Exit 240 for CO-103 towards Mt. Ironically, the footprints in the snow here made routefinding a cinch and I made great time moving through the somewhat now familiar rock along the west ridge of Evans. The summit of Mt. Evans- Summit Lake. Spalding, From there, the trail descends to a saddle, then climbs the west ridge of Mount Evans to a point just below the summit, where it joins the Mount Evans National Recreation Trail. Mount Evans: Breathtaking walk from Summit Lake - See 2,534 traveler reviews, 1,789 candid photos, and great deals for Denver, CO, at Tripadvisor. Evans in 2008, we successfully hiked up the mountain on July 31, 2010! Mt Evans allows you a great view of the Rocky Mountains. Taken near Summit Lake on the Mt. This lake is 13,200 ft. From August 2012: Summit Lake, as seen from the top. Evans - West Ridge via Mt. The trail leaves the north end of Summit Lake and climbs steeply west up the ridge toward Mount Spalding. Use and reproduction is prohibited without permission. 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. Summit Ridge from Summit Lake . The Natural Area includes several trails and the well-designed Dos Chappell Nature Center. Summit Lake Trailhead (12,850’) To reach the Summit Lake Trailhead, drive 9.5 miles from Echo Lake on the Mount Evans Road (Highway 5) to Summit Lake. The 2 1/2 mile hike has an elevation gain of 1,800 feet, but gives you the opportunity to climb two mountains. There was more and more as I got closer to Spalding and I found a solid inch covering everything from Spalding all the way to Evans. 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. Summit is pretty cool even if the fishing usually isn't very good. Mt. Evans, head back and follow the Mount Spalding Trail to the not-so-obvious summit. 14,264 ft,) West ridge from Guanella Pass After my initial unsuccessful attempt to hike up Mt. Down the back west side through the boulder field over Spaulding my and down to the summit lake … Spalding. Idaho Springs Heritage Museum. The trail skirts Summit Lake to the Chicago Lakes - Mt Evans Trail split (.2 miles) with long views down the glacially carved Chicago Creek Valley. From there, follow the road for about 20 miles until you reach the Summit Lake parking lot (there should be signs). This scenic ascent takes you through a beautiful forested basin, past … Evans Road, through the entrance station and take this all … Summit Lake is just a 5 mi drive away from the summit -- it invites you for a short break and offers some paths around/ along the lake. Spalding sits just to the north of Mt. Summit Lake from Mount Evans' west ridge. Today was step 2 on my high altitude acclimation tour in preparation for the Pikes Peak Marathon. There once was a Army Training Center there for the 10th Mountain Division during WW2. Last summer I hiked Evans for the first time on an epic hike from Guanella Pass over Bierstadt and the Sawtooth. To reach the summit, turn right at the saddle/lake and use the Mt. Evans. I've also been wanting to scout out this route as a possibility for my kids and perhaps even my nephews to try some day as an easy 14er hike. Today I wanted to look for less mileage, an easier toll on the legs, yet still high altitude time. Evans via its scenic Summit Ridge finish, starting from Echo Lake on July 17, 2019. Spalding Summit Lake (TH) Elevation: 12,847 ft. Mt. Summit Lake Park is part of the Denver Mountain Parks system owned by the City and County of Denver. Evans. To do more descending today would only prolong my recovery time for the Pikes Marathon. At the Crest House. Evans Road Entrance Sign. Here at the saddle I made my first wrong move. Evans (elev. In this section I radio-ed my wife Sarah (who was driving up the Evans Rd) to see if she had made the summit and she was actually already parked and walking her way up the tourist trail to the summit. THIS SITE IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED. I started into this path and quickly found it was a no go. Its southwest side connects to the Sawtooth Ridge between Evans and Bierstadt also. Evans. Initially, there's a mix of tundra, small scree & gravel. Most parties will probably opt for climbing from a camp in the vicinity of Ingalls Lake. Spalding Route. The Summit of Mount Evans Interpretive Site. Colorado currently has no 14,000-foot peaks named after a woman. Echo Lake is on Highway 103 and 12.7 miles from Exit 240 on Interstate 70 in Idaho Springs and 18.9 miles from Bergen Park. Descend via the same route. From the south the West Ridge Couloir joins the route at the West Ridge Notch. Mt. The Mount Evans Scenic Byway consists of State Highway 103 from Idaho Springs, Colorado on I-70 about 13 miles (21 km) to Echo Lake, and Colorado 5 from Echo Lake 15 miles (24 km), ending at a parking area and turnaround just below the summit. The Evans summit ridge, the Sawtooth ridge is behind. The West Ridge route starts at the Chicago Lakes overlook which is easily accessible. My original plan was to ride my bike to the top again. From the Summit Lake parking lot, follow the trail north, past a historic rock building, to an overlook of Chicago Lakes. That is not often seen on a 14er in August. About half way up the ridge changes over to more rock with larger blocks and tundra in between. In 2010, the trail was renamed Summit Flats to avoid confusion with the Denver Mountain Parks trail at Summit Lake. As you past Spaulding and hike up the west ridge, you need to follow the cairns since the trail … Turn right (west) onto Mt. 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. The Mt. Continue south onto CO 5/Mount Evans Rd. As you head to the start of going towards Mt. 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. The views to the west from here are breathtaking. The initial path from the parking lot was paved and led over to the junction area where the trail to the Chicago Lakes breaks off. From the Summit Lake parking area, hike along the trail on the east end of the lake and then veer ENE onto the Mt. To get here you need to drive Mount Evans Scenic Byway (Mt Evans Rd) which costs 10 dollars to 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. Distance: 2.95 mi. The Mount Evans Scenic Byway begins at the Idaho Springs Visitor Center. From the top of Spalding (13,000 ft or so), you'll follow the ridge in a counter clockwise motion. Cutler Trail, N. Cheyenne Canyon Park - Silver Cascade Falls, CO Trail s1 - S. Platte to Stronia Res. The section from the East Ridge up steep, loose rock flanks to the West Ridge is normally the crux. The Mount Evans hike starts at Summit Lake, which is the highest lake in Colorado at 3912 m above sea level. Leave Evergreen, CO and access the Mount Evans Road and Mount Evans Recreation Area from Squaw Pass, CO 103 at Echo Lake. This summit is only 8 feet lower than the main summit, and is located on the ridge connecting Evans to the east and the "Sawtooth" ridge of Mount Bierstadt to the west. Evans and Summit Lake seen from 13er Mt. The Mt. This was my first time on a road like that. The summit awaits you at … Summit Lake Park At an elevation of 12,840 feet, Summit Lake Park anchors the high-altitude end of the Mountain Parks system. My original plan was to ride my bike to the top again. Mt. The 2 1/2 mile hike has an elevation gain of 1,800 feet, but gives you the opportunity to climb two mountains. Evans Trail and climbs up the East Ridge of Mount Spalding. Taken from the summit of Mt Spalding. Follow cairns south toward the end of the west ridge - 15 and 16. The Mt Evans Trail banks left and climbs steeply with several short rock scrambles to the top of the Summit Lake cirque basin (1.0 miles : 13,717'). Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Evans trail was abandoned probably sometime in the 1940s, but later the Summit Lake trail was built using much of the old trail between Resthouse Meadows and Summit Flats. We had a rough start to the day because I got a darn speeding ticket on the drive up to the mountain. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/echo-lake-to-summit-lake Summit Lake is nestled into a glacial cirque between the north face of Mount Evans and the east face of Mount Spalding. July, 2005: Bierstadt seen from Evans. After Mt. There is an old trail that is closed off with rock boulders. Once crossing the ridge you'll be hit hard with some stunning views of the lake, Mt. Spalding, near the north end of Summit Lake (12,900'). Evans. Powered by, U.S. Forest Service Mount Evans Recreation Area Website, 14ers.com webpage for Northeast Face Route, Rocky Mt. Colorado, United States, North America. Mt. Evans from Summit Lake fit the bill. The prominent 14,271-foot (4,350 m) fourteener is located 13.4 miles (21.6 km) southwest by south (bearing 214°) of Idaho Springs in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States, on the drainage divide between Arapaho National Forest and Pike National Forest. There are numerous trialheads including Echo Lake, Summit Lake, West Chicago Creek, Guanella Pass, Bear Creek, Deer Creek, Cub Creek and Scott Gomer Creek, which all access the Mount Evans Wilderness. I eventually found my way up to a saddle at the start of the west ridge. This is a well traveled path that features incredible views, takes hikers past the gorgeous Chicago Lakes, and eventually to the summit of Mount Evans. 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. The view along this route is spectacular. Buffalo Bill Trail to Lookout Mountain, Lookout Mo... Green Mt. From The Summit. From Summit Lake the trail climbs steadily to the summit of Mt. Mt. Take Exit 241 off Interstate 70 for 1 mile. Having flown out to Denver and spent my evenings in Dillon, I began my tour with La Plata Peak yesterday as a full-blown acclimation hike. Start of Evans West Ridge route follow cairns below ridge crest … The trail then follows the west side of the cirque above Summit Lake and ascends the west ridge of Mount Evans to its summit. Summit Lake is nestled into a glacial cirque between the north face of Mount Evans and the east face of Mount Spalding. Goliath Natural Area is a must-see stop between the byway entrance and Summit Lake. Summit Lake trailhead access is from the Mount Evans highway which is generally open to Summit Lake Memorial Day through the end of Septmber. 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 There were just two or three short mid class 2 sections that would leave kids or other less able hikers challenged and needing perhaps an extra hand. Keep walking ENE to the large, somewhat flat summit area. Both lakes offer excellent views of surrounding peaks. #19 shows the summit from a prominent bump called "West Evans" and #20 is the view when you get closer. Round-Trip Length: 11.57 miles Start Elevation: 10,624’ High Point: 11,826’ Elevation Change: 1,999’ Skill Level: Moderate-Strenuous Trailhead Location: The Chicago Lakes Trail begins at Echo Lake (west side), 13.25 miles south of I-70 on HWY 103. The beginning part of the route is easy. I intentionally decided to keep a slow pace on today's trek. At that cairn I could see the footpath in the snow heading southeast along the ridge. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Idaho Springs Historic District. The latter has long been the highest paved road in North America (5th highest in the world) and is only open in the summer. We spent some good time on the summit and had a great conversation with a pair of guys who had done the Bierstadt-Sawtooth combo to get to Evans. Start of the loop over Mt Spalding then on to Evans West Ridge from Summit Lake. The Nature Center and trailheads are located in the heart of Mt. We were impressed with how well kempt the whole area was including even the pit toilets. Getting there: From Denver, head West on I-70 to Exit 240 for CO-103 towards Mt. Drive on and this excellent paved road (the highest in the USA) will take you past Summit Lake and eventually to a large parking area that is a breathless, five-minute stroll from the 15th highest summit in Colorado. A look back at the Summit Lake parking area from the start of the Evans West Ridge. Evans. See Mt Evans Trail - West Ridge via Mt… 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. So--as always--please stay on established trails to avoid damage to a rare ecosystem. I packed light for today with about 2 liters of water, some snacks and my jacket. 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 road. I have a track and waypoints from the hike all contained in a KML file that you are welcome to download and use (at your own risk). Essentially your goal is to get to the opposite side of Summit Lake via the ridge. Stay on the southeast side of this creek and soon you will find some cairns. It's one of the highest lakes in the country with fish. July, 2006: Bierstadt seen from Evans. Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved road in North America, climbing to the 14,264-foot summit of one of … It's more fun to climb Evans and do the 2nd class scramble over to Spalding though. Abyss lake to the left. It's more fun to climb Evans and do the 2nd class scramble over to Spalding though. From there it was evident enough where to start on the hike up towards Mt. The Mount Evans Trail is a very busy trail with expansive views, leading to the summit of Mount Evans. Bierstadt. Posts about Mt. There were a few tricky boulder moves. The snow covered the trail and so I was left looking either for foot prints or what remnants of trail could be seen through the snowcover. The trail to the second lake, above treeline, is difficult to follow at times and is very steep. The traverse is a bit up and down. Continue toward a … From this point you can ski down to Summit Lake or continue to the West Ridge of Mount Evans. That'll be Mount Evans. Evans - from Summit Lake over Mt. Continue under the cliff bands to reach the saddle between 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. Hike to a corner of the summit tourist trail and follow it toward the summit (39.588360° N, -105.643333° W) - #21 and #22. Mt. This drive was pretty hard for me. Conservation Area - Eagle Valley, McInnis Canyon Nat. Brian Jenkins Save Add photos See all photos 3574 Hits; 72.08 % Score; 2 Votes Log in to vote. Bikers. NER : North East Ridge ... reaching the summit ridge about 30 metres left of the high peak. Trailhead parking is on Denver Mountain Parks property, which charges a fee. Mount Spalding. Tip: Leave early to catch a spectacular sunrise on the drive up. Since my shoulder injury ruined those plans, I decided to hike up the side of Mt Evans on the summit trail. I backtracked a minute to the saddle and then saw more footprints heading somewhat downhill and forward to a very large cairn. Spalding. Conservation Area - Dinosaur Hill, Trailhead Lat/Long: 39.598061º N; 105.640394º W, Fee: $10 (Annual National Parks Pass Accepted). Here you will find awe inspiring views of a landscape carved out by ancient glaciers over thousands of years. Warren and Mt. Thus a wonderful uphill-only (well almost) of Evans. Cross a small trough and continue along the rocky ridge to reach summit of Mt. Evans’ Bristlecone pine forest, at 11,540 feet. Evans is located a relatively short distance away. to the fee station. Several other routes on the mountain merge with and finish to the summit via the upper part of the West Ridge Route. Mt. I was doing my best to stay off the tundra and hop from rock to rock to keep moving along. The summit of Evans with the descent down to the road. Today was the easy, almost cheating, path. Bierstadt to the right. Summit Lake is on the west side of CO 5, 9 miles above the lodge; the peak is another 5 miles above Summit Lake. Follow cairns and/or trail segments south down to the Evans-Spalding saddle at 13,600' - 14. June, 2005: Evans seen from the summit of Mt. We got to Summit Lake at 12,800 ft which was really worth the effort. www.gohikeco.com/2012/06/mount-evans-14264ft-from-summit-lake.html Beyond Echo Lake, the Mount Evans Highway passes above tree line where you’ll notice a grove of Colorado bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata).). Sitting on the edge. 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. West Elk Loop; South Central Colorado ... Mount Evans 6. Stop by Echo Lake and enjoy the view. It's a little class-2 hike with a fair amount of exposure, especially to the north. One thing that surprised along the way was the presence of snow. Review of Mount Evans. Colorado 103 continues east from Echo Lake … The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Mount Evans West Ridge via Chicago Creek is a 15.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. THE CLIMB Ascent: -West ridge from Spalding-Evans Col class 2 Descent: -North-east face class 2 Hike: RT 5.5 (includes Mount Spalding and The Sawtooth); 1.75 up from The Sawtooth. It turned out to be a good acclimation hike for me on my path to Pikes. I read reviews about the intense drive along cliffs with no guard rail. We crossed over the top of the Sunrise Couloir at the saddle of Mount Evans and Mount Spalding and then began the short ascent to the summit of Mount Spalding. 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. Take the west ridge down a gorgeous alpine wonderland off-trail until you get to a creek (Scott Gomer Creek). From I-70, exit #240 and head south on HWY 103 (toward Mt Evans) for 13 miles to Echo Lake. Evans Recreation Area Website (USFS) Chicago Lakes via Summit Lake Trail Map (Google Maps) Directions: From Idaho Springs, go south on 103 (Squaw Pass Road) for 14 miles to Echo Lake. View, CO Trail s5 - Kenosha Pass to Great Aspen Grove, Canyons of the Ancients NM - Painted Hand Pueblo, Gunnison Gorge Nat. Evans from Summit Lake Route Name: West Ridge via Mt. Reviewed July 18, 2018 . Its southwest side connects to the Sawtooth Ridge between Evans and Bierstadt also. It is a 3rd and 4th class scramble for several hundred vertical feet to the ridge, and then 0.3 miles of Class 2 hiking to the summit of Evans. Wow, scary for me. The lot was well over half full already. Summit Lake on with Mt Evan ridge like in the background. The new trail you would need to climb up where that part ends and then continue up. Evans. The Sawtooth just before sunset. At 13,800', reach the end of the ridge. My climb up 14er Mt. Search Catalog Data Catalog Data & text in Documents Search By Date Range; Advanced Search Hike from summit lake up the east side, steep but intermediate climb to the top. It was fun joking with them having done the route last year and warning them of the fun Willows descent on their way home. Descend via the same route. Spaulding the route seems to dead end. Mount Evans Pål Jørgen on the summit. Mountain Goats. Evans west ridge. Footage from my climb along the high and scenic upper route to the summit of Mt. Mount Evans is a prominent peak in the Moyie Range west of Kimberley, British Columbia (BC). Evans, during an ascent from Echo Lake on July 17, 2019. I first noticed Mount Evans while gazing westward from the top of Mount Baker in 2011, but at the time, I only took a photograph and did not give the peak much further thought. From the top of Spalding (13,000 ft or so), you'll follow the ridge in a counter clockwise motion. Mount Bierstadt is connected to Evans, the former Rosalie, by a ridge. > Box O’Rox > Summit Loop >Rooney Valley... Corwina Park - Bear Creek Trail to Panorama Point, Dedisse Park to Aldefer/Three Sisters Park, Genesee Park - Chavez > Beaver Brook Loop, Lookout Mountain Park - Buffalo Bill Trail, Red Rocks Park - Trading Post>Geologic Overlook Loop, Standley Lake Regional Park - South Trails, Betasso Preserve - Canyon & Benjamin Loops, N. Cheyenne Canyon Park - Mt. That'll be Mount Evans. This lake is 13,200 ft. 5.9 miles into the hike, hikers will reach Summit Lake at just shy of 13,000 feet. Evans' west ridge is peaking its head. 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. Trip Report: Today was step 2 on my high altitude acclimation tour in preparation for the Pikes Peak Marathon. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September. Once crossing the ridge you'll be hit hard with some stunning views of the lake, Mt. From here, hike ¼ mile down to the open area above a band of cliffs and towards an unnamed point. It goes up the east ridge of Mt Spaulding, over the top, and then traverses the west ridge of Mt Evans. Hikers will reach treeline just shy of 5 miles into the hike. 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