Access to the route starts from the Guenella Pass trailhead. Most people at this TH are attempting Mt. Bierstadt, a few are attempting the less crowded 13ers in the area.
Route DescriptionThe first mile of the climb follows the trail everyone is taking up Mt. Bierstadt. After you cross the Scott Gomer Creek, which is the only stream you cross in the willow filled valley, there will be a fork in the trail. The left fork is the one you want. If you miss the trail you can turn left anywhere after the creek and before heading up Bierstadt and still have be on trail as there are numerous paths through the willows and peat bogs that all head upstream.
This route is class II as there is little established trail. Most often you will see several paths to choose from until you get to above treeline. At times small cairns exist but do not count on them and pay attention to your surroundings as they didn't seem to mark a consistant trail.
The return trip follows the same general directions in reverse. Most likely you will wander a different path unless you are following GPS waypoints.