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Mount Evans

39, 591270 -105, 644360, Denver, CO
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Ranked #1 of 135 attractions in Denver
Type: Mountains
Activities: Driving, Mountain biking
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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

For those with some fortitude and high altitude stamina -- this is the place. For visitors from near sea level, this is not a starting venue! Get used to the altitude in Denver first. This is a federal fee area in the summer, so be ready for that! There is good hiking around the Mount Goliath Bristlecone Area and around... More

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Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The drive up Hwy 103 to Mount Evans is beautiful. Take your time and stop at the lake on the way up. Keep in mind that the road to the top closes early in the winter season and will not open again until late spring. Also keep in mind that there is ongoing construction in Idaho Springs at the tunnels... More

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The trip up to Mount Evans is a big part of the trip. Going up the mountain is very scenic. If you are not used to high altitudes, be careful with this venue. You can get short of breath very quickly and even experience headaches. If you are fit, it is well worth the slight discomfort from the altitude. The... More

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AURORA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You can drive almost to the top of Mount Evans. During the summer months, they restriction driving to the top. This is because there are Rocky Mountain Goats up there. You can drive up to Summit Lake. You will have to park your car here. You can walk up to the top from this area. Sometimes, the road is open... More

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Golden, CO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Not for the faint of heart. If you drive to the top enjoy the views but keep an eye on the road, steep dropoffs with no guardrails! The trail from Echo Lake to the top is beautiful but not for tourists unless you are a serious hiker. It is a long hike to the top. We usually camp halfway up... More

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Lillehammer
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Our day trip from Denver to Mount Evans was fantastic. Even though the weather wasn't all that good at the top, we had some great view driving up there.

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Aurora, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

If you are looking for an easy way to say "I did a Colorado 14er" than heading up to Mount Evans is for you! Mount Evans has the highest paved road in the US and has beautiful scenery, hikes, lakes and is close to Denver. My idea of hiking a 14er is to drive as high up as I can... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

It is only less one hour drive from Denver and you will find another paradise close to the city via Mt. Evans Scenic Byway that gives you more pines density than RMNP....don't miss it.

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I live in Evergreen, just east of Mount Evans, and I make several trips up to the summit every year, over the highest paved road in North America. Mount Evans is the closest Fourteener to Denver (peaks over 14,000 feet), and the most accessible in the state. In season (generally late April - early November) you can drive your car... More

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Denver, CO
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Drive to over 14,000 ft. The view is amazing.Take the trail to the very top, 14,260 ft. Above timberline wildlife is often sighted.

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