The route begins from Bergen Park, in Evergreen, at the intersection of Hwy 103 and CO 74. Head west and travel seventeen miles to Echo Lake, located at the foot of Mt. Evans. This ride climbs to 10,6007ft. and the average grade is 6%. The road is paved but be careful to avoid the potholes!
If you decide to add the Mount Evans option, plan 5+ hours for the ride. On most days you need to be on the summit by noon to avoid thunderstorms. There are toilets on Evans but no water or refreshments so be sure to stock up at the Echo Lake Lodge.
Bergen Park to Squaw Pass, Juniper Pass, and Echo Lake via Colo. 103. Return the same. Option: Highway 5 to Mt. Evans
From Bergen Park take Highway 74 south ¾ mile to Colo. 103. Turn right (west) on Colo. 103 and ride 15 miles to Juniper Pass. Descend from Juniper Pass 3 miles to the Echo Lake Lodge. The Lodge has refreshments or lunch. Retrace the same route back to Bergen Park. Option: From the Echo Lake Lodge take Highway 5 15 miles to the Mt. Evans parking lot. Retrace the same route back to Bergen Park.
Round trip: 36 miles 3,900 ft. elevation gain.
With the Mount Evans option: 66 miles 7,300 ft. elevation gain.