14,065 ft / 4,287 m

#51 in Colorado

#88 in United States


720 ft / 219 m

#409 in Colorado

#2,813 in United States


227 summits

#4 in Colorado

#49 in United States

Top climbing months

July   31%

August   18%

June   14%

Most climbed route

Guanella Pass


  • 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 route begins at 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.