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Elk Meadow - Bergen Peak Loop

A beautiful and accessible Front Range peak climb.

Hiking Difficult

17 km
681 m
681 m
4-5 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
3 km
Elk Meadow - Bergen Peak Loop Map

Bergen Peak in Elk Meadow Park is a popular objective for hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers alike. This small Front Range mountain top rises to an elevation of 9,708 feet above sea level, offering up beautiful views from its rocky summit. The meadows in Elk Meadow Park are true to their name, providing some of the best chances of spotting elk in any Jefferson County Open Space.


The route shown here is a popular loop route that ascends the Bergen Peak trail to the top of the rocky summit and descends the Too Long Trail to the north. The trails both up and down are fairly steep, rocky, and filled with switchbacks.

For a shorter option, you can simply choose to hike an out-and-back to the summit.

Sources: https://www.jeffco.us/1218/Elk-Meadow-Park https://dayhikesneardenver.com/bergen-peak-hike-near-evergreen/ https://www.summitpost.org/bergen-peak/400674



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between May and November


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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