Mt. Bierstadt Hot Spot Revisit - Idaho Springs, CO

Event type: 
Outreach Events
Thursday, June 14, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, June 17, 2018 (All day)
Event Street Address: 
Mt. Bierstadt
Idaho Springs

Mt. Bierstadt is situated in the Mt. Evans Wilderness located just west of metro Denver, Colorado and is one of Colorado's 58 peaks over 14,000 feet. Mt Bierstadt is one the most popular and easiest of the "14ers" in the state, with thousands of visitors annually making the seven-mile round trip hike from the trailhead on Guanella Pass to the peak.  The extremely heavy use on the mountain has caused numerous impacts to natural resources, crowding, and concerns for public health and safety.  Due to the heavy use, unacceptable impacts to natural resources, and concerns for public health and safety, it was picked as one of Leave No Trace’s Hotspot areas in 2015. 

In 2018, Leave No Trace will return to the area to continue to strengthen and build the local Leave No Trace programs. The overall goal of this revisit is to continue to expose more visitors, partners and agency staff to minimum impact education thereby furthering Mt. Bierstadt on the road to recovery.


Host Contact Name: 
Dana Young
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