Dec 12, 2012 · 9:00 AM
Alderfer 3 Sisters Park
We will hike up to the top of Evergreen Mountain starting from the upper Alderfer Park parking lot. There are good views from several places along the trail and especially good from the top.
To reach the park go south from downtown Evergreen on Highway 73 about a half mile to the traffic light at Buffalo Park Rd. Turn right and go up the hill. You will pass Evergreen HS and an elementary school so watch your speed. Continue past the first Alderfer parking lot and climb the hill to LeMasters Rd. There is a barn, house and meadow on the north side of the road.
Starting elevation: 7715' (N39°37.3 W105°21.6
Highest elevation: 8543'
Net elevation gain: about 1000 ft
Distance: (round trip) 4 or 4.5 miles depending on which trails we use
Pace: moderate (about 2 miles per hour)
Time on the trail: 3 hours or so
Overall subjective rating: easy to moderate
No dogs on this hike, please.
Bring water and a snack. Dress in layers. The trail is mainly on the north-facing side of the hill so there will be snow and ice on the trail. Bring your traction devices.
You undertake this hike at your own risk.