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Groundhog Flats

Groundhog Flats

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Object Title: Groundhog Flats

County: Clear Creek

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 8774 ft / 2674 m


Page By: BigCountry

Created/Edited: Aug 31, 2010 / Aug 31, 2010

Object ID: 656029

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What this little knob lacks in stature it makes up for in position. From its rocky, western edge you can survey most of the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area, the grand Mount Evans Ridge and to the south Shadow Mountain and Meridian Hill.

On this one its definitely low overhead, high return.

Getting There

Take Upper Bear Creek west out of Evergreen. Go 6.5 miles to CR 480 and make a right. Continue for 3 more miles into the Mount Evans SWA. Park at the obvious trailhead where two roads come together.

At the trailhead you'll be on the northeast slope of Groundhog Flats. The easiest line is to follow the road south to a saddle and then ascend the southeast ridge/slope and curve around to the west. Follow the crest all the way to the western edge of the summit and a nice rocky overlook.

Red Tape

Beware of hunting seasons. Otherwise there is no red tape that I'm aware of.


I don't believe there is camping in the SWA. However, you could camp at Echo Lake CG and do a long hike into the SWA from the northwest.

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