Trailhead:  Guanella Pass
Front Range
 Posted By:  Tron
 Date of Info:  05/24/2013
 Date Posted:  05/24/2013
Paved road is open to the TH. Climbed it today.

 Comments or Questions
Jeremy 1worm

Conditions on Mt. Bierstadt Trail
06/04/2013 21:32
Hey Tron, did you climb the Bierstadt trail to Mt. Bierstadt? If so, how was the hiking?


Which Beirstadt Trail?
06/04/2013 22:13
If you are referring to the Bierstadt Lake hiking trail..... then no, I did not. I drove up Guanella pass to the Guanella Pass trailhead which heads up to the summit via the west slopes. That trail had a lot of snow still on it, but that was almost 2 weeks ago, so who knows now.

Jeremy 1worm

Conditions on Mt. Bierstadt West Slopes Trail
06/06/2013 05:07
Thanks Tron. Did you have to use spikes/microspikes due to ice when you climbed via the west slopes a few weeks ago? How was creek by the way, easily passable, coming and going? Sorry for pinging you with all the questions, but, planning on heading up on Friday with a group, so just wanted to get as much helpful info as possible.


west slopes
06/06/2013 22:29
No spikes, did the whole thing in Mountaineering boots.

The creek was wide on the way up (threw packs across and jumped it) but was wider on the way down...... we almost went for a swim.

Overall I would recommend starting early if there is still significant snow. I would say get prepped and start up at daybreak and you should be fine. When we came back down around 2pm (we got a late start) the post holing was almost unbearable. It took FOREVER and just sucked the energy out of me. Poor planning on our part.

Anyway, good luck, climb safe, and enjoy!

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