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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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Mokena, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So the scary part first...the drive. If you are a flat lander like me, be prepared for that first turn just past the tree line, with no guard rail, that overlooks the valley about 4000 feet below you. No worries I suppose, take it slow and it's just one or two more turns until you get to the Mount Goliath... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The drive up the mountain is wonderful on it's own, but once you're at the top WOW! Incredible views. It's only a short drive to escape the heat of the summer.

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Denver, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The road to the top is narrow in parts, with 180 switchbacks around blind corners. Once you make it to the top its amazing. Don't forget to stop at the scenes along the way. If you're in too big a hurry to get all the way up you'll miss some spectacular natural views.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Absolutely awesome drive and the views are amazing. I love all the 14ers but you can't drive up them all :) Grab the ones you can drive up and go for it. LOL just beware if you're from sea level, breathing here isn't always easy, especially up there :)

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Lakewood, Ohio, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The road up Mount Evans is well maintained but still very exciting. Around every switchback there are new, beautiful views. We stopped repeatedly to get some awesome photos. A herd of mountain goats traveled up to the "Castle in the Sky", at the parking lot near the top of the mountain. If you have the need to get to the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is the perfect close to Denver drive for out of town tourists! It's a wonderful way to show the diversity of the mountains and to travel to an ecosystem that you could only access if you went to Alaska, all in just a short drive from Echo Lake at the top of Squaw Pass. Be sure to take a... More

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brisbane
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Not the best of days to go 14000feet up and even though it was definitely below freezing and you are in the clouds i had a great time. Amazing scenery until the clouds covered it. I will be back!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If your in the Denver area you should not miss this. I've been several times and every time is a different experience. 10 dollar entry fee per car which is good for three days. Its the cheapest attraction around with the most excitement. Make sure that you've have eaten before you head to the summit once you start up you... More

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Libbins78
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's a long, tenuous road to the summit of Mt. Evans, but completely worth every narrow miss (kidding) with a passing vehicle. It is a little daunting driving up a road with no guard rails that seemingly can vanish into the distance at any moment. Once you get past that and see your first mountain goat or snow in July,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We highly enjoyed the trip to the top of Mount Evans! The road opens at 8 and I recommend getting there early. We arrived at the gate by 9 and didn't have to wait long to get into the park. The drive is steep. Mist everyone appears to be driving quite carefully but you should watch for others. My favorite... More

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