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Mount Evans

39, 591270 -105, 644360, Denver, CO
720-369-6292
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Ranked #1 of 141 Attractions in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Driving, Mountain biking
Traveler Description: www.mountevans.com/ more »
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Grain Valley, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Drive up on the paved road to 14,135 feet and park. Then get out and hike the winding trail up the rest of the 130 top the top of Mount Evans. It's 130 feet straight up but the trail winds and takes about 30 minutes to do. Spectacular views. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

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Minneapolis
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We parked at Summit Park and followed the karins to the top of the mountain. WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE!! Not for the faint of heart. Three hours to walk three miles. Quite an accomplishment to climb a "fourteener"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was the first "Fourteener" my wife and I had ever experienced, and it was a blast! She is a little squeamish of heights, but got over it. The drive up the Mtn is worth the trip alone, but the views from the top are a "must see." There were a lot of Mtn Goats at the summit the day... More

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Dallas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Reading the reviews I wasn't to sure. Make it to the self pay & around the first bend. Took a picture and turned around. The drive up to the self pay was fine. Being on the outer part of the road I chickened out. Not for the faint of heart but stunning views from what I saw.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a fun diversion on the way from Denver to Vail, and I read about this road online. This is the highest elevation paved road in North America. The fee per car ($10) is worth it, as this is a very unique experience. We drove up to 12,800 feet, stopped and looked around (the views were AMAZING),... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Going to the summit of Mt. Evans is so worth it! It is the highest peak in all of North America that is reachable via a paved road. At the top is such a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. Pictures just don't do it justice. There are bathrooms at the top but no gift shop, store, cellphone signal, wifi.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Read and read and read about the reviews, thrilled that this was a must do on our list! It was 82 in Denver and 36 at the top. Freezing and beautiful! My husband drove the whole way both ways and called it "scary" but with a strong arm and taking your time, it's a MUST do. For us, comparable to... More

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Dallas
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426 reviews 426 reviews
173 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a crazy drive to get to the top but it's totally worth it! The views are great! The parking is limited at the top but we got there early & found a spot right away. There is a restroom to use at the top too so that's helpful. We didn't stay long because it was seriously so cold &... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Driving up Mount Evans was well worth the trip. The best part was climbing up the last bit at the top. Not that difficult of a hike, but it makes you feel like you accomplished something, rather than just looking from the parking lot down below. My biggest pet peeve - people not pulling off to let other cars pass... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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114 reviews 114 reviews
34 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A twisty and windy road which reap huge rewards all the way up and down the mountain! Narrow at times, but never scary! Take it slow and you'll be fine. Amazing views, amazing lakes...just awesome and will make you feel small!

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