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Date Saturday  6/12/2021
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Mt. Bierstadt 14,060' 14er Hike
Start Time 5:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Jennifer Bealer
Member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Fast
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 7
Elevation Gain 2900
Driving Distance 130


Car pool if fully vaccinated- Wooly Mammoth Lot near Section AA by 4:15am on the road by 4:20am


Guanella Pass at the TH by 5:20am

For more info Contact

Jennifer Bealer



Mt. Bierstadt is one of the easiest and most accessible of the 14ers. The hike starts at Guanella Pass (10 miles south of Georgetown, accessed by paved road). Most of the hike is on trail, although the top quarter mile requires easy scrambling over boulders.

2,850ft of gain in 3.5miles to the summit.

Pace will be moderate to moderately fast.

You should be in decent shape and have completed several class C or D hikes so far this season, and have been to elevation over 12k.

I plan on doing this route in 5 hours, moving as fast as we can in the conditions, 1000-1200 ft an hour. 3 hrs to the summit, 2hrs down. there will be short breaks to fule along the way, short break at the summit then head down.

I am training for Rainier and need to get in a training hike (30lb pack) but i have a commiment in Denver that i need to be back for no later then 1pm. If you are looking for a leisurely hike, this is not it.

I figured since i was heading up i would post a trip for it and see if anyone else was up for the challange, this will be my 5th time up the peak.


You will need to have your 10 essentials



normal hiking gear




Please answer the following questions and email me your answers for the passcode.

1) Last 5 trips above 13,000 ft. with dates and roundtrip times
2) How you maintain/improve your fitness level
3) Do you possess the required equipment and you know how to use it?
4) Any first aid certifications (i.e. WFA)
5) Any medical conditions I should be aware of

info on the .com with track info

weather info


See the CMC website for COVID rules


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.