EPISODE SEVEN: HIKING DURING COVID-19
April 11, 2020
The Alderfer Three Sisters Trail is a heavily populated trail. This is a dog and horse friendly trail, so feel free bring those pups. It will likely take you around 3-4 hours to complete the 6.7 miles on foot.
– OVERALL RATING –
Difficulty level: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
Temperature: 71 degrees
Summary: The Three Sisters Trail is a 6.7 mile loop trail located near Evergreen Colorado. Evergreen, CO is 29 miles west of Denver. If you’re coming in from Denver, you’ll have quite the scenic drive with an optional exit to the Buffalo Herd Overlook. When you’re one minute from Downtown Evergreen, you’ll see a gorgeous lake to your right. This small lake is perfect for walking your dog or eating a sandwich on the grass after your hike.
The trail is located about .5 miles out from Downtown Evergreen. On the way you’ll drive past the high school – Home to the Cougars!
Once you got the the trailhead, you’ll find parking either right at the entryway or a few feet up the road if it’s busy. Two days ago, when we went hiking, we parked a little ways up the road as it was pretty busy. The goal was to hike the entire 6.7 mile loop, but this specific area has several other trails that intertwine such as Silver Fox and the Ponderosa Trail. So we somehow got looped into the Three Sisters + Ponderosa Loop and ended up hiking 3.65 miles with 641 ft elevation gain.
Since we’re in quarantine, we had to try a beer at home after the hike. So we went with a popular Colorado beer – Blue Moon.
Brewery: Blue Moon Brewing Company located at 3750 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO 80216
Beer: BLUE MOON BELGIAN WHITE BELGIAN-STYLE WHEAT ALE
Blue Moon Fun Fact
The beer was inspired by baseball with The SandLot Brewery being the first-ever brewery housed inside a major league ballpark. Next time you’re in Colorado, head to a Rockies game to grab a Blue Moon!
Enjoy your next hike in Colorado and make sure to follow it up with a Colorado beer!