Trail difficulty
Blue
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
8.21 mi (13.21 km)
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A favorite ride in the Evergreen area, the Elk Meadow and Bergen Peak Loop has a little something for everyone. From the ride through the expansive meadows at the base of the mountain to the grueling uphill climb to the peak, it's no wonder this is a popular destination in the Front Range.

The first part of the ride begins with the lovely tour through the Elk Meadow before the ascent uphill. These paths are well-traveled by both people and elk, so keep an eye out early or late in the day and you might see a herd grazing near the trail.

After you finish your gentle climb through the meadows you'll start the ascent uphill on the West Bergen Peak Trail. Take time to enjoy the smell of vanilla and butterscotch from the forest of densely packed ponderosa pine before you come screaming down the east side of the park in a blaze of speed and smiles.


 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Easy riding in meadows. Beautiful views. Challenging climb up Bergen Peak. Close to Denver.

Cons

Can be busy on the weekends.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

7,567.00 ft (2,306.42 m)

Net Elevation Gain

1,911.00 ft (582.47 m)

Features

Bird watching
Wildlife
Big Game Watching
Big vistas
Wildflowers
Big Game Watching

Suitable for

Hiking

Location

Field Guide

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