Bierstadt 4/24 conditions?

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Bierstadt 4/24 conditions?

Post by bryandaisydog » Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:44 pm

Hello all, I'm a newby and will be passing through next Saturday the 24th. Does anyone know the current conditions of the parking lot for bierstadt and the trail conditions? Do you think we'll be ok with just hiking boots and yak tracks? Or do we need snowshoes? Thanks I'm advance!
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Re: Bierstadt 4/24 conditions?

Post by CaptainSuburbia » Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:46 pm

bryandaisydog wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:44 pm
Hello all, I'm a newby and will be passing through next Saturday the 24th. Does anyone know the current conditions of the parking lot for bierstadt and the trail conditions? Do you think we'll be ok with just hiking boots and yak tracks? Or do we need snowshoes? Thanks I'm advance!
You'll need snowshoes. There's going to be 2 or 3 feet of new snow this week
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Re: Bierstadt 4/24 conditions?

Post by Cruiser » Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:51 pm

Folks will put a trench back in pretty quickly since that trail sees so much traffic but the upper road will still be closed past the winter closure so you'll have to plan for the extra mileage. Snowshoes are a tossup this far out from your trip but with plenty of accumulation in the forecast this week there's a decent chance that micro spikes won't quite cut it.
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Re: Bierstadt 4/24 conditions?

Post by bryandaisydog » Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:53 pm

Any ideas for some decent hikes just to see some mountains as I'm driving through on 70 West?? that wouldn't require snow shoes
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Re: Bierstadt 4/24 conditions?

Post by CaptainSuburbia » Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:57 pm

bryandaisydog wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:53 pm
Any ideas for some decent hikes just to see some mountains as I'm driving through on 70 West?? that wouldn't require snow shoes
13ers Sniktau and Cupid.
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Re: Bierstadt 4/24 conditions?

Post by bryandaisydog » Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:04 pm

Thank you!!
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Re: Bierstadt 4/24 conditions?

Post by Trotter » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:34 pm

CaptainSuburbia wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:57 pm
bryandaisydog wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:53 pm
Any ideas for some decent hikes just to see some mountains as I'm driving through on 70 West?? that wouldn't require snow shoes
13ers Sniktau and Cupid.
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Re: Bierstadt 4/24 conditions?

Post by peter303 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:38 pm

Sniktau, southeast off Loveland Pass, exit 216 on I-70.
Can have freezing cold wind.
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