Nestled in the heart of the Front Range mountains, and with superb access from the Denver metropolis, Mount Bierstadt is a terrific... more » adventure for the weekend warrior. If you are looking to climb your first fourteener, or make your first fourteener ski descent, this is the peak for you.
Named after Albert Bierstatdt a famous painter of western landscapes, Mount Bierstadt has long been a favorite hike of outdoor enthusiasts. Over the years, it has become a classic day trip for beginner and intermediate hikers, and on weekends the slopes can become quite crowded.
Bierstadt can be climbed throughout the year, but to beginners I only recommend attempting the peak in the summer and early fall. With wonderful access from either I-70 or Highway 285, the peak can easily be done in a day from any town or city along the front range.
Bierstadt also makes a great beginner/intermediate ski descent, but should only be attempted by those with the appropriate avalanche and back-country skiing education. Dogs are permitted upon the slopes of Bierstadt, but must be under voice command. Bierstadt offers breathtaking views of the Front Range mountains at a moderate and enjoyable pace. less «