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Mount Evans

39, 591270 -105, 644360, Denver, CO
720-369-6292
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Ranked #1 of 139 attractions in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Driving, Mountain biking
Traveler Description: www.mountevans.com/ more »
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Pataskala, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The drive is not for the weak at heart, but the views are amazing, and the lakes are gorgeous, the change in climate unbelievable. If you are in this area it is a must do. Take a sweat shirt / coat or and pants. It is freezing at the top. It was 97 when we left the bottom of the... More

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The road is very twisty and narrow. Take it nice and slow. The views from up top are unbelievable. Also gets a bit chilly at the top. Summit Lake area was incredible. I'd avoid it if it was raining though.

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Crane Hill, Alabama, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

First: go earlier in the day to avoid crowds! It is about 14 mikes from the interstate to the gate and 14 miles to the top.... The fist takes 20 minutes and the second half about an hour or more! The drive is not for the faint of heart... We met a woman having a panic attack! But we had... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Driving through the mount was very challenging. View from the top of the mountain was beautiful after climbing 14, 217 feet. It was hard to take a breath on the top of the mountain.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have a park pass for National Parks so entrance was covered. Otherwise, it was $10 fee per vehicle (depending on # of passengers) It was a beautiful ride, we really didn't even notice how long it took to get to the top and back. I do suggest that visitors plan on spending the better part of the day there.... More

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Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Used "Colorado Sightseeer" to get to this attraction. Reasonably priced and featured a good tour guide (Ed) who kept us entertained the whole time.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This drive is an easier one on your transmission than the pikes peak road. You are already several thousand feet in elevation higher than at the base of pikes peak road. That being said, Evans road has more narrow passages and some crumbling edges on the outside cliff edge. That's nerve wracking. Just go slowly. We were there the day... More

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Lakewood CO
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Take the ride up very slow- hairpin turns, petrified tourists, mountain goats families are all part of the adventure. The views from the top are like no other! Bring a jacket and hold on to your car foot when you step out, the wind is WICKED! You can see forever and watch various weather patterns all over the Front Range.... More

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Elkton, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Mount Evans is worth the park fee to visit. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. I've never seen anything like it. Being from the east coast, it was a little hard to breathe because of the elevation but it was worth it. It was around 90 degrees at the base and it was 42 and hailing at the top. Unreal and... More

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I've been wanting to make it to the top of mount Evans for quite some time. And boy it didn't disappoint. The day we went to the peak the weather was decent. Partly cloudy and no rain (THANK GOD). There's no way I would have drove up in rain. The roads are crazy. It is a experience that will terrify... More

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