Peak:  Mt. Evans (14er)
 Route:  Mt Evans Road
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  Eagle Eye
 Date of Info:  01/04/2021
 Date Posted:  01/05/2021
 Details

Mt Evans Road Conditions: Late yesterday I rode my fat bike up, from Echo Lake Lodge (fee gate) to the summit parking lot. This went very well, my last info about riding the entire road came from a December 9th Strava description. I ran the Strava app on this ride too. The first mile and a half has been well traveled/has well-packed snow I was able to ride on. About 2 1/4 to 3 are in deeper softer snow that I pushed through, beyond Mile Marker 3 (Goliath Natural Area) there is plenty of dry road to ride on. Around Mile 5, I saw a headlamp ahead and talked to a guy who had summited Mt Evans late in the day on the Chicago Lakes route and was returning on the road. Around Mile 7, sections of hard drifts slope downward covering the road, I walked the bike through these and microspikes make this a lot safer. (I have spikes on my pedals and wore microspikes the whole trip) The same drift situation is at Mile Marker 12, it blocks the road and has to be climbed over. It was too windy to ride from Mile Marker 13 to the summit lot, which is a mile and a half. The thermometer in the Crest House read 10 degrees. I was able to ride a great deal of the way down!



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