Due to weather conditions I dont want us to tear up the trails at Mathews Winters. It will be very muddy and I like to preserve what nature has to offer us.
Three Sisters should have more snow. I suggest winter hiking boots. I will bring my grippers just in case, but usually find that I don't need them.
3 Sisters: Evergreen Mountain Loop
Distance: 6.5 mile loop
Elevation: 7,437 ft - 8,592 ft
Elevation Gain: 1,155 ft (net) 1,174 ft (cumulative)
Dogs: On leash only (Jefferson County Open Space
Moderate hike to more advanced.
Near the heart of Evergreen, Alderfer/Three Sisters Park abounds with stunning vistas, landmark rock formations, beautiful old stands of ponderosa pine and the most trails per acre of any foothills park (nearly 15 miles on 770 acres).
Once a working ranch for cattle, horses and foxes, Alderfer/Three Sisters is now a park that offers a variety of experiences, from hikes across rolling terrain to challenging rides to the top of Evergreen Mountain. Climbers enjoy bouldering on rock formations near the south trailhead. Pads are encouraged. Fixed protection is not permitted.
“The Three Sisters” and “The Brother” are the landmarks of the terrain. Meadows burst with wildflowers in late spring/early summer. Birdlife includes turkey vultures, Cooper's hawks, red-shafted flickers, Stellar's jays, ravens and mountain bluebirds.
South Trailhead: 31677 Buffalo Park Rd., Evergreen
Turn west on Buffalo Park Road from County Highway 93, just south of downtown Evergreen, and travel approximately one mile. You can also reach this trailhead by foot or bike from the Dedissee Trail, originating at the Evergreen Lakehouse.
North Trailhead: 30299 Buffalo Park Rd., Evergreen
A larger lot is a 1/2 mile north of the south trailhead
Lets meet in the North Trailhead lot. (Three sisters East lot). We'll gather at the three sisters trailhead.
My number:[masked] if you need to text. See you all there!
Lunch afterwards of course...to be announced. Dress for the weather and bring water and snacks.