OverviewGoliath Peak is the prominent above-treeline summit as you approach and pass Echo Lake. As you climb Mount Evans Road toward loftier ground Goliath must be traversed from its eastern side around its northern and western slopes and across the saddle to the south of the peak along the main ridge.
Its easy to overlook Goliath as a hiking destination, but its impossible to ignore as you head for Evans and other high points in the area.
There are two obvious approaches and both are fairly easy. Goliath Peak (or Mount Goliath on some maps) is a nice, easy 12er which makes for a good family hike above treeline.
Getting ThereLeave Idaho Springs on CO 103 headed south and follow it to Echo Lake where you'll turn right onto Mount Evans Road.
From Echo Lake drive up Mount Evans Road. Either park at the Goliath Peak Nature Center (slightly less than a mile from the beginning of the road) for the East Slopes route or continue up the road from the money shack about 1.75 miles to a distinct pullout and trailhead on the left (east) side of the road for the South Ridge route.