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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

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Address: Denver, CO
Phone Number: 303-567-2138
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Activities: Driving, Mountain biking
Description: This high-altitude scenic drive climbs more than 7,000 feet in just 28...
This high-altitude scenic drive climbs more than 7,000 feet in just 28 miles, reaching an altitude of 14,264 feet.
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Very scenic drive through

This is a great day trip out of Denver. We didn't a chance to drive all the way to the top of the mountain but we stopped at Echo Lake and walked around some trails. The views... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great day trip out of Denver. We didn't a chance to drive all the way to the top of the mountain but we stopped at Echo Lake and walked around some trails. The views throughout the whole drive are spectacular. For all photography lovers, there are multiple view points where you can stop and get some amazing... More 

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WAUWATOSA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The road to the top was closed due to snow, but it was still a pretty drive, even with 36 degrees and sleet falling.

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Littleton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I love taking out-of-town guests up to see Echo Lake and then up the mountain to Summit Lake. It's doable in one day. We always take the back way from Evergreen -- Highway 74 North to Squaw Pass Road West. We start out by parking at the North end of Echo Lake. From there you can take a trail that... More 

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Cairo
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Beautiful drive providing no heavy rains, strong winds or snow. You should do it, safe if you are a careful driver

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I've lived in Colorado all my life and I make this trip about once every 10 years. The scenery is beautiful but it takes me that long to get over my fear of the road. Very, very steep drop off. Word to the wise, it can snow up there anytime of the year. Flip-flops are cute but not in a... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

One of my favorite drives of the summer, but not for anyone with fear of heights or edge drop offs. The road had just opened for the year so there was a lot of snow which added to the beauty, Summit Lake was still frozen over. It took about 45 minutes to make it to the top with the road... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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228 reviews 228 reviews
29 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Wonderful scenic drive that we took the first week of May. Snow-capped mountains provided some awesome scenery. Roads were open all the way to the top. Great vistas along the way for picture taking. Plenty of areas to pull off the road. Watch for wildlife. We saw deer, elk, and even a wild turkey. No mountain goats, though...must be more... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Incredible drive and views. The passenger may need tranquilizer. Driver will need to pull over frequently due to can't take eyes off curvy, wicked road. Sweet goats at the top too.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Magnificent views and exciting travel to the top. Been there 5 times and can't wait to go back. Second best attraction in Colorado, next to Rocky Mountain national Park

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Hyderabad, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A beautiful drive to lake summit and then a beautiful and enchanting walk to the summit of the mountain.

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