Mount Evans Climber's Log

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HikesWithDogs - Jul 20, 2018 8:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2018

Evans, 2018  Sucess!

Hiked up Evans on a beautiful bluebird day via the Dry Creek Road entry point. For those wondering about the missing info on this page, here is some updated beta:

When taking highway 569 from Anaconda toward Wisdom, turn right on Dry Creek Road (which is about two miles past Sugarloaf Lodge and Cabins). Follow Dry Creek Road, ignoring a few smaller spur roads until you reach the turn for Westfork Twelvemile Creek, which is here: 45°59'10.1"N 113°07'02.3"W. About a quarter of a mile up this road, it splits in two, forming the Westfork Twelvemile Loop. I took a right turn here and followed the northern side of the loop. A very important note here: Take a smaller truck, SUV, or car with great clearance. The trees on either side of the road are going to scratch your paint. The road isn't bad otherwise, depending on time of year of course. I parked at the second switchback, just shy of the apex of the loop: 46°1'12.38"N 113°8'42.59"W. From my parking spot, I started climbing the ridge in a NW direction. This is a bushwhack in any direction, but manageable. You actually cross the CDT on the way up to the top of Sullivan Ridge. Anyway, pick your route here with the eventual goal of gaining the ridgetop. Once you do, enjoy the flat, beautiful whitebark pine stand and continue along Sullivan Ridge through very navigable class 3 scree and talus. An old register still lives there, with entries dating back to 1975.


Peaker - Jul 5, 2016 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2016

Southeast Ridge   Sucess!

I parked at the large pullout at the end of road 2492, then walked up the old road as close as I could get to the ridge and bushwhacked up to it. On the way down I dropped down the east face and went through the southeast basin. Encountered the same group of mountain goats going up the ridge and coming back down in the basin.


ssheriff - Oct 18, 2012 1:18 am Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2012

SE Ridge from FS road #2490  Sucess!

Forest Service Road #2490 up the West Fork of Twelvemile Creek is closed to vehicles near the section 12 boundary. From the closure, follow the road about 2 miles, then obliterated road for another 100 yards, and cross the West Fork of Twelvemile Creek. From there, about 1/2 mile and 800' vertical through open timber and talus puts you on the SE ridge. Car to summit is about 4.8 miles, 3,400' vertical.


MTfred19 - Mar 5, 2011 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

NE ridge from Lake of the Isle  Sucess!

Camped at unnamed lake above Lake of the Isle. Awesome contrast between the reds of Mt. Evans and the whites of "Great White Peak"!


pintlerpro - Dec 28, 2007 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2004

Mt. Evans  Sucess!

Mt Evans is seldom climbed from any route but the mountain itself has its own place and is good mountain for non tech. peak baggers. glad to see it come up on the screen.


montanaboy - Aug 9, 2006 6:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

SE Ridge via Seymour Creek trail

A bit of the long way around, about 99% off trail. Walking up Sullivan Ridge lulls you into such a nice rhythm and then wham, the final summit ridge is serious business.

Great high country though in an area that is obviously less travelled.

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