3 1/4 inch diameter
Cast in fine pewter
With soft fleece pouch
In clear-vinyl covered box
PLACE NAME: Mount Bierstadt
ELEVATION: 14,060 ft.
COORDINATES: N39 34' 58'' W105 40' 05''
LOCATION: Front Range, Colorado, USA
MARKERSLEUTH PHOTO CONTRIBUTOR: Grady Vivamontes, 1998
This Colorado 14er takes its name from the well-known and acclaimed painter of Western landscape, Albert Bierstadt. He is likely to have been among the first to ascend this and neighboring Mt. Evans--the subject of his famous Storm over the Rockies. Hikers can choose between a longer and greater elevation gain (Guanella Pass approach) or the shorter and lesser elevation gain from the summit of Mount Evans along the Sawtooth Ridge. Each has challenges for which hikers must be prepared. Under appropriate conditions, Mount Bierstadt can be ski-climbed.