NE 4,000 Footers
NE 100 Highest
NH 4,000 Footers
NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
NH Belknap Range
NH Ossipee 10
Clear Creek County, CO
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Northeast Face route
Route: Northeast Face
To adjust for the altitude, I flew into Denver around dinner time on a Monday and stayed Tuesday night at that elevation as well. Wanting to take it easy on my initial high altitude hike, I opted for a short, non-technical route up Mt. Evans.
Starting around 6:30, I did the short road walk to the unsigned trailhead for the Northeast Face. The trail was increasingly steep as it climbed with some loose footing. Reaching the auto road, I quickly found the switchbacked trail to the summit, following some mountain goats initially.
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The start of the Northeast Face route off the Mt. Evans auto road
Looking at Summit Lake from Mt. Evans
Directions to trailhead: From Idaho Springs, take Route 103 south to Echo Lake, then take a right onto Route 5 (Mt. Evans Road). There is a self-serve fee parking area on the eastern shore of Summit Lake.
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