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