As Jamie pointed out this is a great hike for when the weather report discourages getting up higher. We started from Stage Coach parking area and did Meadow View / Bergen Peak Trail. There was packed down snow on much of the trail with a few icy spots. Some people were wearing YakTrax but we didn't put ours on. It was good to have poles.
I enjoyed this delightful New Years Day outing with Dave's CMC group. We completed a loop hike in plenty of snow (albeit packed down). The Too Long Trail is - well - too long. My Adult ADD (kidding...) kicked in and like a mule going back to the barn I justed wanted to reach the truck! Views of the Evans Group are knock-out.
nice day hike
Nice climb close to Denver.
Nice fun loop with wife and dog.
used bergen as a way to stretch our legs on a super-crappy weather day up high, yet still get our legs moving towards rainier. nice hike with great views in between the trees. not much snow until the final 1000' vertical.
Summited with my wife and a friend.
I did a loop: I took the Sleepy S trail to the Meadow View Trail, then took the Bergen Peak Trail the rest of the way. There was still a lot of snow near the top. On the way down, I took the Too Long, Founders and Painters Pause trails to the parking lot. I looks like the mileage is about the same either way.
Beautiful sunny Saturday in April. Some snow on the ground, but the temperatures were in the 70s. Nice views. Saw about 4 deer on the hike up. Started at the trailhead off of Stagecoach.