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Beautiful Views--Relatively Easy 14'er

Hiked up here to combo with Sawtooth and Evans. Beautiful drive up the Guanella Pass and hit the... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado
My first almost 14er.

Nice ride up Guenella Pas to the parking for Mt Bierstadt. They say this is the easiest of the... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Guanella Pass, Georgetown, CO
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Hiked up here to combo with Sawtooth and Evans. Beautiful drive up the Guanella Pass and hit the trailhead at 6:30 am. Pretty east first 2 miles on easy class 1 trail. The last bit is class 2, but not bad. You do lose some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Nice ride up Guenella Pas to the parking for Mt Bierstadt. They say this is the easiest of the 14ers but a mountain is still a mountain. Air still gets this. Parking is about 11,000ft but as you leave the parking the trail goes down...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This was my husband's and mine first 14ner. We started at 6:10, got to the summit at 8:15 and got back to the car at 10:15. Make sure to go to the bathroom before starting as there are no bathrooms or even spaces to hide...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DanielleD3644
Reviewed July 30, 2018

When my family decided they wanted to have a family reunion in Boulder, I had to check out the local hiking scene. I found this 14er to conquer via All Trails. It was well worth the grueling hike, as the view up at top and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chrisbreviewin420
Reviewed July 27, 2018

One heck of a hiking trail! My first 14-er! Starts out of the parking lot at about 11,000 ft where you begin your ascent through a valley with some small lakes and creeks. You then start feeling the altitude! The trail becomes more challenging as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

This was my favorite hike in CO. It’s beautiful and pretty easy. My hubby hiked up it with a 25 lb kiddo on his back and my 5 year old hiked almost to the summit. We stopped when the scree started but still got over...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Weaton13
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in CO for 50 years and my first trip up here was mostly on my father’s shoulders in 1964. Back then, the road was a rutted 4WD affair and the mud of the Bierstadt willows was already legendary and awful. Much has changed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ColoradoBen1
Reviewed September 15, 2017

This hike is far more maintained than others we have done. It is a great option for your 1st 14er, but don't take it lightly. You are still doing a long hike, reaching over 14,000 feet. You need to bring lots of water, and bring...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank April B
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous! This was our first 14er and while there were times where it got exhausting, it was definitely doable. Just make sure you're taking breaks whenever you need to and not pushing yourself too hard if you're not used to the altitude. The trail...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank KristenD1271
Reviewed August 2, 2017

So you've decided to climb a 14er! Good for you BUT...you need to be prepared and plan carefully. Even Bierstadt- one of the 'easier' 14ers- is no joke and should be taken seriously. Lots of advice and tips follow... Overview-- The trail covers 7-8 miles...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Charity W
September 4, 2018|
Response from ColoradoBen1 | Reviewed this property |
Either at the Summit trailhead or below on the north side (Georgetown side) outside the Guanella Pass Campground. Both have pit toilets. I actually don’t know if over night parking is allowed at either location - just don’t... More
January 24, 2017|
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Response from COMom45 | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on how fast and how far you want to hike. If you are going during January, you will want to give yourself more time and some snow shoes 😬 Have fun!