Mount Evans Wilderness: Arapaho & Roosevelt, Colorado Hiking Trails Info, Map & More

Mount Evans Wilderness: Arapaho & Roosevelt, Colorado Hiking Trail Information

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Mount Evans Wilderness: Arapaho & Roosevelt

Mount Evans Wilderness was designated by the United States Congress in 1980 and now spans 74,401 acres. Mount Evans Wilderness area includes two 14,000-foot peaks (14,264′ Mt. Evans and 14,060′ Mt. Bierstadt) and contains alpine tundra, bristlecone pines, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats. Deer and elk inhabit the sub-alpine areas. Over 100 miles of trail provide access to the area.

The highest paved road in North America, Mount Evans Scenic Byway, is the only road to access the heart of this territory. Mount Evans Wilderness is located west of Denver, Colorado, south of I-70 and north of Highway 285. The Scenic Byway, the 14,000 foot peaks, and close proximity to Denver all contribute to very heavy visitor use. 

Always use Leave No Trace techniques to help keep this area wild, clean, and pristine.

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