Anyone up for hiking Mt. Bierstadt sometime soon? If so, I'd love to organize a group to go!
1. Lots of water, preferably a Camel Back so you don't have to carry it
2. Layers, it was VERY cold at the top last time I did this hike, even though it was summer
3. Baseball hat, and a beanie for the top
4. Lunch and snacks
5. Sun Screen
6. Hiking boots
7. Rain jacket
From the north: Take the Georgetown exit off of Interstate 70. Drive through Georgetown and follow the signs for the Guanella Pass Scenic Byway. Drive 12 miles to the top of Guanella Pass (11,700’) and park in one of the two large, paved parking areas on either side of the road. The Bierstadt trail starts near the parking area on the east side of the road. The upper parking area (on the west side of the pass) has restrooms.
From the south: Take US 285 west from Denver or east from Fairplay. Drive to the town of Grant which is about 12 miles west of Bailey. In Grant, turn north on the Guanella Pass Scenic Byway and drive approx. 13 miles to Guanella Pass.
Disclaimer: Hiking is risky. Every year people are hurt and killed because they go beyond their abilities, get lost, or bring the wrong gear. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety and will do the necessary research to understand the conditions of this hike and the gear you require.