Mount Bierstadt

Mount Bierstadt is a Colorado 14er in the Front Range. Because it is generally considered an easy climb, along with its accessibility from nearby Denver, Mount Bierstadt is one of the most popular mountains to climb in Colorado. The most popular base to begin an ascent of Mount Bierstadt is Guanella Pass. From Guanella Pass it is approximately a 3 mile hike, with a climb of 2,391 feet. Alternative trails cover the eastern slopes for longer hikes. Once at the summit, a popular option is to continue the hike to nearby Mount Evans along a ridge known as The Sawtooth, an intermediate-level hike. Often such a trip will involve a detour down to Abyss Lake at the bottom of the valley separating Bierstadt and Evans.

Mount Bierstadt SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by cmanes

156 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Aug 17, 2014. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Guanella Pass, West Slopes and Standard.

Others who’ve summited Mount Bierstadt

  • 121BObr24
  • bfsmith
  • beau
  • DandyDon
  • COdeacon
  • jbyrd
  • awake
  • 14erkid
  • madeinus
  • SBuchan
  • TI83plus
  • Shreddergirl
  • emily74q
  • mdedio
  • SummerHikes
  • sherpakitty
  • rmdoyle421
  • mountains
  • dspcheese
  • jess_marie303
  • Alpenglo
  • julessummit
  • adambappe
  • mkraftpmp
  • psmcgowan
  • dmatty
  • TheWern33
  • roald
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Routes Used trails & approaches

39% Guanella Pass

28% West Slopes

16% Standard

5% Sawtooth Traverse

5% East Ridge

3% Sawtooth Ridge > Mt. Evans

1% The only one


SNAPSHOTedit info


14,065 ft / 4,287 m


720 ft / 219 m

Height Rank Range

Front Range


Colorado, United States

Summited by

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  • cmanes
  • ibeangie
  • tdgrein
  • 121BObr24
  • bfsmith
  • AntinJ
  • nmontelli
  • beau
  • DandyDon
  • COdeacon
  • tygrubb
  • WaxDr

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