Mt Bierstadt (14,066′), Front Range

Mount Bierstadt is a 14,066-foot-high (4,287 m) mountain summit in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The fourteener is located in the Mount Evans Wilderness of Pike National Forest, 9.4 miles southeast of Georgetown in Clear Creek County. It was named in honor of Albert Bierstadt, an American landscape painter who made the first recorded summit of the mountain in 1863.

Mt Bierstadt is one of the most popular mountains to climb in Colorado, connected to neighboring 14,000′ peak Mt Evans by a class 3 ridge called the Sawtooth. Due to the good trail and slope of the mountain, it is considered one of the least difficult 14er’s to summit. 

GPS Route with Elevation

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Trail Directions

The most popular trailhead for Mount Bierstadt is located on Guanella Pass, located to the west of the mountain. Initially the trail descends slightly into the level marshlands surrounding Scott Gomer Creek before reaching Bierstadt’s western slopes.

The trail is well defined to the upper slopes. On the rocky upper regions of the mountain the route of the trail is marked by a series of cairns. The trail levels about 200 feet (61 m) below the summit before beginning the final ascent

Trailhead Directions