LoJ: #206 (G & M: #207) / 13,575' Rosalie Peak

Range › Front Range
Quadrangle › Harris Park
Summit Location › Peak Route Icon N 39° 33' 21.76", W 105° 36' 23.91" (Not Field Checked)
Neighboring Peaks › Peak Icon "Epaulie"

Peak Summary

The easy way: Drive up the Mt. Evans Road to Summit Lake and park. Then take a leisurely stroll along the road over to "Epaulie" and then on to Rosalie over mostly easy tundra/rock terrain.

The harder & longer but more sporting way: Drive HWY 285 and turn north on the Deer Creek Road past Harris Park to the end of the road and hike over steeper but still relatively easy terrain to Rosalie.

Epaulet - "Epaulie" - Rosalie Route

Class 2
Medium Day // Take a Lunch
RT From Mt. Evans Road - Summit Lake: 9 mi / 2,300'
RT From End of Mt. Evans Road Approach: 5 mi / 1,900'
  • Trailhead
    • Mt. Evans Road - Summit Lake Trailhead

      From either Idaho Springs (Exit 240 on I-70) or Bergen Park, (Exit #252 to Evergreen Parkway from westbound I-70, then turn west onto the Squaw Pass Road), drive to Echo Lake on HWY 103 (aka: Squaw Pass Road in Bergen Park), then take the Mt. Evans Road (entrance fee required) and drive to Summit Lake where you can park. When driven from Bergen Park, this road does a lot of winding around and receives a lot of bicycle traffic in the summer, especially on weekends. A nice bike lane has been added to the older, more narrow portion of the road that has helped to alleviate some of the dangers posed by such a multiple use road. 


      Camping

      Designated National Forest campground at Echo Lake. Fee required.


      Campsite Locations

      Echo Lake › N 39° 39' 22.85", W 105° 35' 39.54"
      Elevation 10,650 ft.
      18 sites available
    Approach
    Peak Icon Route Map

    Route Info Epaulet - "Epaulie" - Rosalie

    Route Description

    Year Climbed: 1996

    Once you've reached the section of road above the broad saddle north of the Epaulet summit, begin hiking directly south over boulder-strewn, tundra terrain to the summit of Epaulet Mountain, gaining about 325 feet in the process. From the summit, walk SE toward the "Epaulie" summit by losing about 150 feet, then gain the "Epaulie" summit which is about 7 feet higher than Epaulet. From "Epaulie," continue walking SE along the broad ridgeline over similar terrain toward the Rosalie summit. You will lose 630 feet to a saddle, then have to regain 675 feet to the Rosalie summit. You'll also encounter some more rocky sections (nothing difficult) as well as some easy gravel.

    Return by the same route. Note: The total elevation gain listed includes the return back across "Epaulie" and Epaulet.

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