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Bergen Peak Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (41)

A strenuous uphill trail, ending at the summit of Bergen Peak.


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

80%

Runnable

9,666' 2,946 m

High

8,034' 2,449 m

Low

1,643' 501 m

Up

12' 4 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The park is closed from the hour after sundown to the hour before sunrise.

Runner Notes

This is a technical trail featuring steep grades and exposed rocks and roots.

Description

From the trailhead, take the Sleepy S Trail until it turns into the Meadow View Trail. There will be a junction with the Bergen Peak Trail about a mile from where Sleepy S Trail turns to Meadow View.

Take the left-hand turn and begin the climb to the top of Bergen Peak. Though technical and steep, the view at the peak of this trail is unbeatable, as there are 360-degree views of Squaw Peak, Three Sisters and all the way out to the plains.

Flora & Fauna

It isn't uncommon to see elk, deer and various hawks on this trail. Be aware during dawn/dusk hours that mountain lions have been sighted in the area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mikhaila Redovian

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 41 votes

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Photos

Early spring on the trail. Since the trail is mostly on the north face, this trail can stay cold for a while.
Aug 13, 2016 near Kittredge, CO
Bergen Peak Trail.
Aug 31, 2016 near Kittredge, CO
Bergen Peak Summit.
Aug 31, 2016 near Kittredge, CO
Top of Bergen Peak.
Aug 4, 2015 near Kittredge, CO

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Feb 15, 2021
Theo S
Decent amount of packed snow. Traction recommended
Sep 13, 2020
Jon Velotta
Hiked. Nice grade and not too difficult. Nice views of Evans. A few too many people
Jan 25, 2020
John Steelman
10mi — 2h 30m
Jul 2, 2019
Ryando Smithman
7mi — 1h 45m
Jun 2, 2019
Tessa O'Toole
12mi
Jun 16, 2018
Liz Scordato
So good! Did loop of Bergen trail, too long and meadow. Brutal bc out of shape but nice shady trails super fun to run
May 20, 2018
Josh M
Feb 17, 2018
Lynda Wacht