Mount Bierstadt


Mount Bierstadt


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Mount Bierstadt is a high mountain summit of the Chicago Peaks in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14065ft fourteener is located in the Mount Evans Wilderness of Pike National Forest, 15.1km south by east of the Town of Georgetown in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. It was named in honor of Albert Bierstadt, the American landscape painter who made the first recorded summit of the mountain in 1863.MountainMount Bierstadt is located 2.2km west by south of Mount Evans and 70.5km west by south of downtown Denver.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. As with most peaks in Colorado, July and August make the best months for climbing Mount Bierstadt.The most popular base from which to begin ascent of Mount Bierstadt is Guanella Pass, located to the west. From Guanella Pass it is approximately a hike, with a climb of. The trail passes descends slightly into the fairly level marshlands surrounding Scott Gomer Creek before reaching Bierstadt's western slopes. On the rocky upper regions of the mountain the route of the trail is marked by a series of cairns. The trail levels about below the summit at saddle point before beginning the final ascent. Alternative trails cover the eastern slopes for longer hikes.

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