Sisters Trail at Alderfer Three Sisters Park

Alderfer Three Sisters Open Space Park offers a variety of trails to chose from. The Sisters Trail is good choice for a variety of terrain and views.

Sisters Trail Meadow
This hike leads through meadow and proceeds through pine forest. It will take you over some hills, through large rocks and over to the massive rock outcroppings known as the Three Sisters and The Brother. From this section of trail there are views of Evergreen Lake to the east and Mt. Evans to the west.

Sisters Trail View

Starting at the west parking lot, go right on Bluebird Meadow Trail to Silver Fox (go left), then merge right onto Ponderosa Trail and then left on to Sisters Trail which will lead up and around the sisters rocks. Sisters Trail loops back to this junction and you will follow Ponderosa, Silver Fox and Bluebird Meadow trails back to the parking lot. Grab a map at the trailhead.

Sisters Trail Rain

Trail to Three Sisters

The trail is heavily used, and well-maintained. The surroundings are beautiful with views east and west, pine trees, aspen trees, wildflowers, and varying terrain. This is a busy park so hike early in the morning or on a weekday – parking spaces are limited in the lot. Restrooms available at parking lot.
A more challenging hike at Alderfer Three Sister Open Space is Evergreen Mountain Trail.

Three Sisters Trail Rock

Picnic recommendation:
At the base of “three sisters” there are places along the trail to stop and eat. Another option is to picnic near the big, brown barn on the edge of the meadow (close to the parking lot). There are some picnic tables available.

8 thoughts on “Sisters Trail at Alderfer Three Sisters Park

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  2. Kep

    I’ll be in Denver on business and have a single day to hike. Is this a good hike for a first timer? I’m fairly athletic and will be by myself. Thanks!

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    • marynorton

      Yes, this is a good hike for your needs. Depending on what month your are visiting, there is still a lot of snow in the mountains so I would suggest bringing boots and winter wear. It is a well used trail even in winter.

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      • Kep

        This was a great hike! I was there the 17th and it was about 60 degrees which was perfect. I found it to be a little easier than I thought. The next day I went to O’Fallon Park Trails and did the Mountain View Loop. Same elevation but much more challenging of an ascent 🙂

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