A few weeks ago, we were looking for a new place to hike near Evergreen as we’d hiked out 3 Sisters, Elk Meadow and Evergreen Lake. Then we saw the Mt. Evans Elk Management Area highlighted online. We’d never heard of this and thought it would be a really fun place to check out. We weren’t disappointed.
Here’s a small Gallery:
We only went on a short section; maybe a mile or 2 in, but it was really fabulous. Great views, easy walking for the kids, a wonderful creek to walk along and wade in. It was a short walk up the hill and through the gate, then down the other side among a ton of wildflowers. Down the other side were two old chimneys from old homesteads and lots and lots of wild raspberries!
Eventually, the trail starting winding up after it crossed the creek, but this is where we turned back. I’d love to come back on a bike and have a chance to get out much farther. I’d also love to explore more of the trail systems here as we only headed out in one direction.
To get there, take Upper Bear Creek Road to Witter Gulch and look for the signs. You won’t be sorry!