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Mount Goliath tours
Discover the life cycles and lore of the alpine tundra and the intense beauty of a natural garden that lasts only 40 frost-free days. This is a trail of contrasts--awesome Rocky Mountain vistas of the Divide peaks; delicate floral treasures; wind-sculpted, ancient bristlecone pines; cold summit winds; and gentle summer breezes. The path winds through the exquisite blooms of the alpine tundra, talus slopes and subalpine meadows providing a delightful and educational hike in one of Colorado's most beautiful natural areas.
Volunteer guides lead interpretive tours that follow the Mount Goliath M. Walter Pesman Trail--a moderately difficult, 1.5 mile downhill trek from 12,153 ft. to 11,540 ft. A 0.5-mile trail loop at the upper trailhead is an easier hike.
Wildflower hikes begin promptly at 9 a.m. and are open to adults and children 10 years-old and older.
2013 Tour Dates:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and select Saturdays
June 11 - August 3
Reservations are required:
Directions, where to meet the guides and other instructions will be provided after registration. If you have questions, email email@example.com or call 720-865-3539.
Please note: A Denver Botanic Gardens membership does not allow free access to the Mount Evans Recreation Area. Visitors to Mount Goliath and Mount Evans need to pay the amenity fee at the fee station.
View the U.S. Forest Service Mount Evans Recreation Area amenity fee list.