Denver Botanic Gardens-Mount Goliath | Kids Out and About Denver

Denver Botanic Gardens-Mount Goliath

Mount Goliath is a peak high on the shoulders of Mount Evans located outside of Idaho Springs within the Arapaho National Forest. Here in this fragile alpine environment Denver Botanic Gardens oversees the highest cultivated garden in the U.S., managed in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service. Visitors can enjoy the garden, the Dos Chappell Nature Center and/or hike the M. Walter Pesman Trail. Amid grand mountain vistas, the 1.5 mile (one way) Pesman trail winds through subalpine and alpine areas of wildflowers and bristlecone pines. Guided Garden Explorations (June 26 – August 4): Denver Botanic Gardens docents are onsite Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (except July 21) from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to answer questions about wildflowers and the Mount Goliath and Mount Evans area.