3 Sisters / Alderfer

4.07 out of 5
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↑ 2,800 ft
↓ 2,700 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
First off, there are two parking areas for this trail. I would suggest parking at the first one
you see if it's not full. This makes your ride an up and down rather than a down then up.
This trail is actually a 'dumbell' shaped trail rather than a loop but the main loop is best
ridden in a clockwise direction. The upper loop (Summit trail) is best ridden clockwise as
well. Despite what the FalconGuide says about this trail, the summit is at almost 8500 ft (not
8100 ft) so there's about 1000 feet of climbing. The trail is mostly easy to ride although the
trail does get pretty rocky in spots. Overall the trail is extremely worn due to its popularity.
Grab a map at the trailhead so you don't get lost, particularly on the 3 Sisters side of the
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (84)


October 11, 2018
Review: trails were in great shape

Bunny Hop

June 3, 2017
DanGennari Bunny Hop  
Review: Good trail. Came from out of state and was hoping for a trail with more high Rockies scenery, but I'm a little early in the season. Biker Outfitters shop in Evergreen did a great job helping me plan the day.

Granny Gear

June 30, 2016
barink Granny Gear  
Review: Fun trails. Little bit of everything and a great workout. Recommend the hourglass from the East lot. Hit the north side (CW: Ponderosa, Silver Fox, Homestead, Bearberry, Sisters), then the South (CCW: Ranch View, Evergreen Mtn).


June 22, 2016
Review: Very popular hiking trails all week not matter the day. Very mixed terrain but there is some good single track in occasionally.

May 30, 2016
Review: Overrated. I don't understand the appeal of this trail.


March 16, 2016
bigAD Trailblazer  
Review: The best place to ride in Evergreen. Great scenery and a nice variety of loops to ride. Gets pretty crowded on weekends and off leash dogs are a nuisance.


March 12, 2016
Review: Front range=high traffic. Expect lots of foot and bike traffic even on weekdays from march to october.

Similar Trail: elk meadows.


September 25, 2015
mtbark Doubletrack  
Review: This is a pretty fun trail, true there is a little bit of climbing involved but not like some of the other trails on the front range. Once at the top the overlook is stunning. The downhill back is a fast and fun filled time. There are a few technical spots here and there but I felt like the worst was on the north side of the hwy.

August 6, 2015
Review: Fantastic trail! Killer climb!

Bunny Hop

August 1, 2015
Review: Great uphills, nice workout, and technical downhill. Great views of evergreen, and lots of bountiful shade. Be sure to ride Bearburry and Silver Fox.

Similar Trail: Elk Meadows

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