Ignore the map!!
Address: 4655 Ward Rd., Wheat Ridge
Directions to the park-n-ride: From 44th Ave. & Ward Rd., continue north on Ward Rd. approximately .22 miles, left into the park-n-Ride. We will plan on leaving this park-n-ride at 9:00 am.
If you are going West on I-70 take the Ward Rd. exit and go straight through the stop light (do not turn left or right) at the bottom and into the PnR.
Directions to the trailhead: Going West on I-70 after about eight miles out of the metro area take exit 252. Turn left. Go 2.5 miles and turn right onto CO 103 which goes to Echo Lake and Mt. Evans. G0 12. 5 miles where there will be a long gravel pulloff on the right side of the road.
The hike: It's 3.2 miles up and back. That's total. Elevation gain is 1,000 ft. So it's a bit of a climb but it's not that long. It's the shortest rout I know of to get above treeline. At the end there is a rock scramble that's not too dificult and then there is a 360 degree view. It's great!
I'm going to bring my spikes but not my snowshoes. Do not try this in running shoes!!!
Elevation gain is from 10,680 to 11,709.
Dogs are ok.