The Abyss Lake Trail is a popular hiking trail, which terminates at Abyss Lake. The lake is nestled in a high glacial cirque between Mt. Bierstadt and Mt. Evans. The rocky slopes surrounding the lake are home to bighorn sheep and mountain goats.
The Abyss trailhead provides access for the Abyss Trail (sometimes referred to as the Scott Gomer trail) and the Burning Bear Trail within the Mount Evans Wilderness.
The elevation gain, together with the round trip distance of 18 miles, makes this a strenuous day hike. Connects with the Rosalie Trail.
No camping allowed in the parking area.
Winter access: The road is plowed for the first 5 miles, meaning this trailhead is the farthest point north where the road is plowed.
There is a large parking area for this trailhead.
The Abyss Trailhead provides access for the Abyss Trail (sometimes referred to as the Scott Gomer trail) and the Burning Bear Trail within the Mount Evans Wilderness.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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