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Three Sisters Big Loop

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 3.9 (9) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A longer loop around Three Sisters.


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5.7

Miles

9.2

KM

Loop

7,738' 2,358 m

High

7,365' 2,245 m

Low

806' 246 m

Up

816' 249 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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Overview

Beautiful views with rolling hills, linking several trails around Alderfer / Three Sisters Park.

Need to Know

You can park on the street around the parking lot if the lot is full.

Description

This is a 5.8-mile big loop that surrounds Three Sisters, using Mountain Muhly Trail in addition to the usual Three Sisters Loop. The route includes several 200- to 300-foot rolling hills, so it's a great introductory hill workout. Majority of the trail is easy/non-technical.

Start at Alderfer / Three Sisters trailhead. Take a left onto Three Sisters Loop trail and get yourself ready for the first incline; you'll gain approximately 300 feet in 0.7 miles before you reach an easy, gradual downhill hike. Go towards Upper Three Sisters parking lot and loop around flat meadow and continue to enjoy this nice downhill hike.

At 1.5 miles, split from Three Sisters Loop trail and take a left onto Mountain Muhly Trail. This is a 2.3-mile extension with several 200-300 feet loss/gain rolling hills with beautiful views. At the end of this trail, you'll be back on Three Sisters Loop trail.

Once you reach this point, the trail becomes slightly more technical -- get yourself ready for one last uphill, followed by steep downhill. At 5 miles, take a sharp left onto Hidden Fawn Trail . The wildflowers on this trail are magnificent in spring! Enjoy 0.8 miles of easy, non-technical, pretty flat terrain before reaching the starting point.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, elk. Tons of beautiful wildflowers everywhere!

Contacts

Shared By:

Toko Morimoto

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  3.9 from 9 votes

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Photos

Serious snow makes the Hidden Fawn Trail a little spicy!
Jan 10, 2017 near Evergreen, CO
View from Sister's Trail.
Aug 3, 2016 near Evergreen, CO
Kids on the trail.
Aug 18, 2016 near Evergreen, CO
The Three Sisters outcropping is part of the North Sister.
Jan 10, 2017 near Evergreen, CO
The trail sign at the junction with Mountain Muhly Trail.
Dec 2, 2021 near Evergreen, CO
The Upper Three Sisters Parking Area offers plenty of parking and meadow views, especially on bluebird days.
Jan 10, 2017 near Evergreen, CO

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Mar 13, 2022
Ari R.
Aug 1, 2020
Angela Kwak
Good rolling hills hike. Popular trail on front ends 6mi — 2h 30m
May 31, 2020
Matt Kohn
May 29, 2020
Robert Padgett
Apr 26, 2020
Mike Amolsch
7 miles, 3 hours, big loop- saw deer, elk, peaceful day- not much snow, pretty dry! With Chris and Joe 7mi
Apr 26, 2020
Joe Martinez
Trailhead by 6:30 am. Greeted by a group of mule dear Nice conditions Busy by the finish full parking lo 6mi
Sep 21, 2019
Scott Brooks
Jun 25, 2017
Matt Culpepper
Counter clockwise (6/900) 5.8mi