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Upper Bierstadt Moraine Trail

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A steep ridgeline trail leading to the splendid Bierstadt Lake.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Point to Point

9,419' 2,871 m

High

8,797' 2,681 m

Low

623' 190 m

Up

7' 2 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Description

From an intersection with the Lower Bierstadt Moraine Trail near the shuttle drop-off and parking lot along Bear Lake Road, this trail climbs steeply up the ridgeline toward Bierstadt Lake. As you hike up this trail, your surroundings will transition from widely spaced ponderosa to a more dense forest. The trail dead-ends into the east end of the splendid Bierstadt Lake.

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Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 6 votes

#24

in Bear Lake

#23365

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  3.5 from 6 votes
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#24

in Bear Lake

#1,874

in Colorado

#23,365

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Rock formations along the Bierstadt.
Jan 15, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Elk
Sep 16, 2018 near Estes Park, CO

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Aug 1, 2022
Paula M
Steep start to the day!
Aug 1, 2022
Mike Munie
Part of a longer hike, shuttle parking to Bierstadt to Bear Lake. Elevation gain 960' Steep start, nice pine forest after getting up on the ridge 4.6mi — 3h 42m
Jun 12, 2022
Rob Pressly
May 22, 2021
Donald Blake
1.2mi — 9h 30m
Dec 27, 2020
David Burbidge
Jan, Josh, Eva and me. Nice thick woods. Saw no one on way up. Lake frozen and bright in sunshine. Eva made art in the snow. Good sunrise hike
Aug 17, 2020
Brian Lowry
Jul 19, 2019
Bridget Bednarz
Jun 14, 2019
Sabin Fannin