The Return Trip
Chief Mountain Trail

In search of some fall color and an easy dayhike, I headed out to the Mount Evans Wilderness area and discovered Chief Mountain Trail.

 
Along Highway 103
Along Highway 103
Trailhead
Trailhead
Steady Climb
Steady Climb
The first 1.5 miles is uphill and fairly wooded.
 
Still on Track
Still on Track
The First Vista Appears
The First Vista Appears
Above the Treeline
Above the Treeline
 
Mount Evans and Bierstadt
Mount Evans and Bierstadt
Looking Back
Looking Back
Near the Summit
Near the Summit
 
Mount Evans from the Summit
Mount Evans from the Summit
Chief Mountain, Elevation 11,709
Chief Mountain, Elevation 11,709
Highway 103 towards Echo Lake
Highway 103 towards Echo Lake
 
Mount Evans over the Wilderness
Mount Evans over the Wilderness
Thunder?
Thunder?
Time to skedaddle!
 
Distant Aspens
Distant Aspens
The Aspens were ripe with color this weekend.
The Return Trip
The Return Trip
More Aspens
More Aspens
 
The Drive Home
The Drive Home