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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

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Address: , Denver, CO
Phone Number: 3035673000
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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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Had a great time driving up this byway. Lots of one of a kind views. Be VERY careful driving to the top - or back down. Drink water (not too much)and go early before the crowds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Wading River, New York

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Wading River, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great time driving up this byway. Lots of one of a kind views. Be VERY careful driving to the top - or back down. Drink water (not too much)and go early before the crowds up by to visit!

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery at every twist and turn in the road. Almost two beautiful for words. Do yourself a favor and get in the car and go there! If you enjoy nature you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I read about Mt Evans road here in trip advisor on a sunday morning and it was clear to me that I needed to experience it. It was 1PM when we finally got there. Clear, sunny, warm day, didn't need any jackets. The road and the actual peak are amazing! Worth the time to get there. Bring something to eat... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Terrific place to visit, a bit off the beaten path, but a drive you may remember the rest of your life. Pay $10 to give yourself a white-knuckle up to the 14,500 foot mark. No guardrails, and bumpy pavement. Did I mention NO GUARDRAILS. A harrowing drive, not for the faint of heart, but am so glad we took the... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The drive is as awesome as the elevation and views from the top. This is a must do if your visiting Colorado.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I drove to the summit two years ago and enjoyed an afternoon exploring the summit. Just visited again with our daughter (21) and son (19). Enjoyed it even more the second time around. Once again, the narrow, winding roads generated much excitement and the views coming and going were spectacular. Views from the top were even better!... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Such an easy drive from Denver. We also stopped in Idaho Springs for some provisions and gas. The drive is not as harrowing as Mount Washington in NH if you've ever done that one. We saw a family of Rocky Mountain Goats right at the summit parking area! My son did experience a serious headache from the altitude to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Took the drive from Denver, and it was so worth it. We stopped in Idaho Springs on the way. Cute shops in this little, gold rush town. Then we headed up. Stopped at Echo Lake, Echo Lake Lodge, Summit Lake, and the Summit. Saw mountain goats (but no sheep, which was disappointing; were told they were in the area of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Road was well maintained and was a peaceful ride. The restaurant at the top could use a major overhaul though. It could be an incredible experience with the right menu and mgmt.

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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Unique winding scenic ride to the top of Mount Evans offering breathtaking views of the mountain ranges and valleys. Awe inspiring and just a fun drive.

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