During the course of the trail youâll cross the creek something like a dozen or more times. Yet your trip to Mount Evans can include several stops at high mountains lakes, to view wildflowers, and to take in the expansive scenery (See our itinerary below). Seasons – Year-round (caution and experience needed in winter – see below) Note there's a fee station just past Echo Lake before you veer right onto 105. Descend a few hundred feet before ascending a few switchbacks to a false summit at 13,700 ft. From here, drop onto grassy slopes. It is nice to break the climb by camping in Mt Evans Basin. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Not so with Mt. One of the closest wilderness areas you can explore from Denver is the Mount Evans Wilderness. Mt Evans - 5.8 Miles Round-Trip Mt Evans (14,264') is the 14th highest peak in Colorado, and closest fourteener to the Denver metro area. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible. GETTING THERE The Mount Evans â¦ Greatest bike climbs in the world. The owner and editor of Dayhikes Near Denver, Aaron writes every trail profile as a local guide who has hiked hundreds of miles of trails along the Front Range and deep in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Forest: Arapaho National Forest District: Clear Creek Ranger District Description: Mt. Evans and Mt. Trail Summary: Mt Evans is the 2nd highest peak in the Front Range of Colorado, but one of the most popular mountains due to its highway which visitors can take to the summit of the 14,000ft mountain. Go slow and take your time. Areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow. Evans. Mt. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Abyss Lake â Enjoy this 18 mile round-trip hike to an alpine lake set in a high-altitude cirque between two tall peaks. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time! Find More Hikes in Front Range Check elevation, wildlife, summaries, and detailed climb info. Typically without Snow hindering this Scenic byway opens Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day each year. Climbing Mt. 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. You can access 18 super-dated pages of trail maps within Mount Evans Wilderness from the forest department website or visit the Mount Evans Wilderness AllTrails page to get more info on hiking and camping within the area. Mostly sunny. Evans, where the highest road in the US (and a Colorado Scenic Byway) ascends to within a couple hundred feet of the summit. Mount Evans is the highest peak in the namesake Mount Evans Wilderness in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. Aaron Johnson has been hiking in Colorado for over 20 years. That being said, no 14er is easy by any means. Evans greatest bike climb.