Distance: ~10 miles
Start Elevation: 11500’
End Elevation: 14060’
Skill Level: Strenuous
Difficulty: Class 2
This hike is for the fit and acclimated.
Some information on hiking along these routes can be found at the sites below. Please review the route before the trip. https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=bier1&peak=Mt.+Bierstadt
Carpool location: Skier’s lot (1682 S Foothills Hwy, Boulder, CO), Coordinates: 39°57'14.2"N 105°13'52.8"W
Trailhead location: Guanella Pass, Coordinates: 39°36'41.9"N 105°43'03.7"W
We'll meet at the Skier’s lot 6:00am and carpool to the winter parking lot on Guanella Pass. We should arrive about 7:15am and will start hiking at 7:30am. We may stop for food after the hike.
If you have a reliable car, please be prepared to drive. Please remember to give your driver $5 for gas and car wash. It is always appreciated.
Make sure to bring water, snacks, warm layers, gloves, microspikes and snowshoes.
Bad weather (rain, high winds) postpones/cancels.
By attending this hike, you assume all responsibility for your own safety. Mountaineering in Colorado can be very dangerous. Altitude sickness, dehydration, and fast-building storms are the most common problems. Please be in shape and self-sufficient.