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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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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went up Mount Evans first thing in the morning on a Saturday in July. Expecting traffic, we were at the gate before 8. The gate does not open until 8, but the road is not closed. You can stop at the first regular bathroom area and self serve pay. There were already some bicycles on the road, but not... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I drove to and from the summit on our wedding anniversary. We hadn't taken this drive for 13 years. The road is scary but adds to the adventure of this journey to the summit of Mt. Evans. We really enjoyed the Mount Goliath Natural Area with its beautiful wildflowers, an example of a Rocky Mountain Bristlecone pine... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We made the mistake of traveling up Mt. Evans highway on 4th July weekend. There must have been a couple hundred cars or more making the trek the same time we were. Took over an hour to drive to the top. Only about 35mins down. Good scenic drive, some close and narrow roads where you must be very careful or... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I had heard about this mountain so I checked it out after a day of rafting in Idaho Springs. the price was great, $10 for a three day pass. Not crowded and very scenic. Able to stop numerous times without seeing another car. Much better than Pikes Peak.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Mount Evans is beautiful. This visit wasn't planned. In town and this place was suggested by a local. The drive up to Mount Evans is very scenic with no guardrails and stopped off a couple of times to take pics of animals and scenery. Could see snow in July! We parked at summit lake and walked about 1/4 mile on... More

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We decided to do one 'mountain' while in Colorado. Pikes Peak was our first choice due to...well, it IS Pikes Peak. But on the morning we arrived, it was very overcast, so we decided to head north to Mount Evans, since it had also some great reviews on this site. We're glad we did! The weather was beautiful, the road... More

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Chicago
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Mount Evans is a great place to drive to, the views are great and the drive up is so scenic. At the top, and near the top, you will see long horned sheep and other mountain animals. If thre is snow, the road will be closed.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We knew that the drive up to Mount Evans on the Scenic Byway involved hairpin turns, with no guardrails, but it was worth every one of the 14 miles upward! All of the passengers in my car were astounded by the vistas that awaited them at every turn. We stopped by Mt. Goliath, where you can see ancient bristlecone pines... More

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Devon
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120 reviews 120 reviews
60 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

When we arrived towards the end of May the roads weren't passable although memorial day was closing in fast. We drove up on a grey stormy day in mid-June with warnings to keep off the summit if the thunder and lightning started- but it WAS our last day. You went up and up. Past the lodge the road can be... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Hairpin switchback road with no guardrail. What more can you ask for? Gorgeous ride up. We were so lucky to see 5 mountain goats at the top. Incredible views. Everyone was in great spirits and helping each other with taking pictures. We had no problems with the altitude and we're from the East Coast. Must do if in the Denver... More

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