Bergen Beginning

Trail was amazing and fun.  Great views, moderate amount of bikers and hikers.

The Saga Begins

Trail condition was great, it’s smooth the whole way to the top – people bike the whole way up with only a few stops to…

Bergen Peak

Fairly easy hike with my partner Leila Touhami.

Bergen Peak – 10 to 45 degrees

Loved this hike! Started at 5:45 am, 10 degrees, in my 4 layers with snowshoes. Ended at ~ 2:45 pm at 45 degrees in my…

Birkin Bergen

Got an early start to avoid the mountain bikers and potential rain in the forecast. Not the most flower filled trail but pretty views of…

Undercover Bergen

Got to cross another one off my list with my darling wife again!  This hike was longer than what we’re used to but the plentiful…

Hiking in the rain

Was a good hike. The trail is wide, easy to walk and well marked. The only exception is right at the end it looked like…

Bergen mushroom fest

It was a beautiful day for a hike and mushroom hunting.   For the most part the abundant mountain bikers were respectful and worked with us,…

Bergen Peak Day Dream

Hike took about 2 hours each way.  We encountered Thunderstorms on the way up and on the way down.  Was definitely out of hiking shape…

DAY ONE – HIKE ONE

This was the perfect first hike and introduction to some elevation.  My adventure buddy and I flew out for a weeklong adventure and Bergen was…

2019 Hike-a-versary

Day one of my annual hike started with a 5am flight out of Boston, landing in CO, almost getting kicked off the commuter rail for…

Bergen Peak Loop Bike Ride

Since this route showed up on MTB Project app I figured I would go ahead and take the opportunity to bike to one of the…

Beginners 101

Great beginners hike. The trail has a steady grade but never gets too steep. Lots of hikers/runners and mountain bikers so you need to be…

Peaceful bliss was well worth it

This was a gorgeous day. Cool, crisp air and mostly shaded under trees. Hiked hard and saw few others until late morning. Wifey and I…

Bergen Peak Absolutely Amazing!

I hiked Bergen Peak for the first time this morning with my husband.  The weather was perfect! Although it was an average of 50°, It…

First of six

Very scenic! A variety of rocks strewn everywhere, gnarled trees, a few very tough mountain bikers, interesting people out for a great day, even an…

Anniversary hike

Trail well marked. Good prep hike for ones to come. Great weather.

Bergen Peak

Beautiful partly sunny day, cool conditions.  Trail in great condition and easy to navigate.  Options for various distances when summiting.

Snowy Birthday Hike

Waking up to snow on the ground and 38 degrees didn’t necessarily motivate me for one of my favorite area hikes. But since I took…

Bergen Peak

Snow at the top. Need gear to be safe.

Beautiful hike

It was cold starting out at 8am, but finished the trail in a T-shirt. The first half of the trail was clear, closer to the…

Bergen

Nice hike to start the season.  On trail at 7 AM; little traffic but increased during descent mid morning.

Bergen

Nice hike to start the season.  Little traffic during ascent (left trailhead 7 AM) but more during mid morning descent.

Bergen Peak

Started early, one of the first out on the trail. Switchbacks make for very easy ascending. Small sections of snow pack near the top. Not…

Bergen’s Peak

Beautiful day for a hike. Blue bird day. The trail was in great condition, easy to follow not too heavily trafficked, and was dry. A…

Bergen

Beautiful hike and not many people on the trail. Took Too Long Trail on the way back down, worth the extra distance to see some…

Pre-Beer Warmup

Weather was great, trail in good condition. Not a lot of traffic.

Bergen

Nice hike to start the season.  On the trail 7 AM with little traffic.  Noticeable increase on descent mid morning.

Bergen Peak

Beautiful day for hiking Easy hiking Didn’t see any Elks there.

SummitPost

Great hike! It was a steady climb most of the way up but no really tough spots. I’d rate the hike as moderate. There was…

Winter WonderBergen

I ended up hiking an extra mile, but taking the scenic meadow view trail down, but it was we worth it. The show made music…

Avoiding Avalanches on Bergen Peak

The hike was fantastic. We started around 7am so there was a lot of ice, definitely needed microspikes. Very windy at the summit.

Battling Bergen and my Body….

Bright sunny day but windy around 30F. About 90% of the trail was snow-covered with patches of frozen snow. Yaktrax did fine but snow-pack always…

The Burden of Bergen

This hike was a swift kick in the ass. Snow covered the trail but nothing unmanageable with it without micro spikes. Great views at the…

Bergen Peak

Microspikes pretty much mandatory.

Bergen Peak

Hiked from Sleepy Trail to Elk Ridge, Meadow Trail to Bergen Peak Trail. Lots of traffic, especially coming down in the afternoon. This route starts…

Snowy trip up Bergen

Nice hike up Bergen Peak. Snowy most of the way which made for a little slipping- this would’ve been easier with some traction devices. Cloudy…

Bergen Peak Hike

From car to summit took just under 85 minutes to walk. Nice views at the outcrop near the top, though shrouded by fog (or smoke,…

Bergen Peak

Hot. It was really hot. Even with an early start, it was still hot. Despite the heat, the trail was nice, well maintained and not…

4 Miles Uphill

I went into this hike pretty ready to wreck it. I had done several long hikes and 6 14ers the week of the 4th of…

Beautiful Bergen

Probably the best hike to begin with for the challenge. I was worried about storms but it was just cloud cover the whole time. You…

That was some Bergen!

Parking was easy to find! Bathroom right before the trek! Started at Elk Meadow Park Trail head straight from the parking lot. And about a…