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Hells Hole trail - Mt Evans Wilderness

Hells Hole trail - Mt Evans Wilderness



Length 9.3 mi
Elevation Gain 1,900 ft
Skill Level Difficult
Top Elevation 11,500 ft


Don’t let the name of this hike deter. Hell’s Hole is a difficult hike, but its challenge is rewarded. This trail travels through the woods to a high alpine basin in the Mount Evans Wilderness. When it ends at Hell’s Hole, the path opens to a meadow where alpine willows grow in the shadow of Gray Wolf Mountain and Mount Evans. The only hell of the day will be found in the busy passing lanes of I-70 on the way there.


For those interested in carpooling
Wooly Mammoth Lot, across from the Conoco, section BB. Exit 259 from I70 westbound. This is the Morrison Exit. Turn right onto Colfax, then make an immediate Left onto Mt Vernon Canyon Rd. Continue until you see the Conoco on the right, then enter the lot on the Left.
we will leave here at 800



Directions to the trailhead: Take I-70 to Exit 240 in Idaho Springs and drive south on Colorado 103 for about 6.5 miles. Turn right onto West Chicago Creek Rd (Forest Road 188) - the campground is about three miles after the turnoff.

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  • Julie

    Nice day hike. Thanks Brett.

    July 23, 2012

  • Dana

    That was a great work out. 8.3 miles, shaded trail with a lot of trees. The scenery is beautiful when you reach the top. I enjoyed it.

    July 23, 2012

  • Chris

    Great fun as always.

    July 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It weas a great day for the trip and to meet so many new people....Great fun

    July 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike! Thanks, Brent.

    July 22, 2012

  • Way

    Another beauty picked out by our Fearless Leader Brent!

    July 22, 2012

  • Joan

    Great trail. Thanks for organizing, Brent. Met a few new people too.

    July 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    if anyone from Conifer or Evergreen need a ride just let me know.

    July 21, 2012

  • Tiger

    My car broke down

    July 21, 2012

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