Climb for a Cure Colorado

🥾: 7.8 miles  ⬆️: 2,765 ft. elevation gain 🪧: Out and Back Route 💪: Difficult

August 6, 2022 Bailey, CO

About Colorado Climb

Enjoy this 7.80 mile, out and back trail near Bailey, Colorado. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 5 hours to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. Although dogs are allowed to use this trail, some users have reported that the rocks and scramble sections can be very difficult for them to traverse.

The climb up Mt Bierstadt, located in the Mount Evans Wilderness Area, is known as one of Colorado's iconic 14er routes. Although many people complete it as one of their first 14ers, it is by no means a beginner route and remains a challenge due to its significant elevation gain.

The Bierstadt Trailhead is located in the parking lot off exit 228 on Guanella Pass Road. The Bierstadt trail starts out relatively flat and quickly exits Arapaho National Forest. After about a mile you’ll cross Scott Gomer Creek and really begin to gain elevation.

After some strenuous climbing, you'll find yourself nearing the peak. Once at the summit of Mount Bierstadt, you’ll have incredible views of the Rocky Mountains Front Range. Grays Peak and Torreys Peak to the west, and just to the left lies Mount Evans.

Register for Colorado Climb


We Climb for a Cure exploring new terrain for life-changing research. Each mountain we climb — every road we walk down — elevates the standard by raising funds for research in the fight against colorectal cancer.

Our fundraising goal for 2022 Climb for a Cure is $250,000 to support our Path to a Cure for colorectal cancer, as we work to empower and inform patients while driving policy change and breakthrough research. 

Day-of Schedule

Introduction + Opening Remarks

6:00 AM – 7:00 AM

Georgetown Heritage Center - Georgetown, CO


7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Mt. Bierstadt - Exit 228, Guanella Pass Road, Idaho Springs, CO

Final Remarks and Celebration

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Georgetown Heritage Center - Georgetown, CO

Colorado Climb Host

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