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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Denver, CO
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Ranked #2 of 141 Attractions in Denver
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Mountain biking, Driving
Description: 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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brisbane
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Amazing views as you drive up the mountain. Unfortunately it was over cast when i was at the top but all the way up to Summit Lake the view was worth the drive. Such a beautiful part of the world

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Stuart, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We visited after Labor Day when the last five miles to the summit were closed but this was still a very spectacular drive. Don't miss the short walk to the overlook at the lake. Have a piece of pie at the lodge at Echo Lake on your way up or down.

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Stuart, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

This drive was more enjoyable and spectacular than our drive up Pike's Peak! We stopped at one of the look-outs and were above the clouds - it was like looking out of an airplane window and we felt like we were on top of the world! Every turn showed a new and unbelievable view, with a beautiful lake and alpine... More

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Loved this trip. I took my girls up to the very top. It was actually in August and we had to have sweaters at the top - a storm came up quickly and it spit snow and was really cold. Exciting way to spend the day. We saw Elk, Mountain Goats and Moose.....lovely scenery. A must do when in Denver.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Spectacular views aplenty all along the harrowing, paved byway leading to the top. I was equal parts horrified and dazzled...way more exhilarating at 5-20 mph than any roller coaster I've ever ridden.

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Aurora, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

So my wife and i decided to do the drive to Mt Evans. We went the day after Labor Day and we were glad that we did! The drive itself was amazing. After exiting from Idaho Springs, CO, it's about 13 miles up the mountain to the US Forest Service checkpoint. The road was in pretty good condition and the... More

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USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went right to the Top most point. The roads were narrow & you can't take your eyes of the road while driving. Spectacular views at the various stopping points on the way. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Akron, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This one for the brave and bold kind of people. If you are scared of heights, may be its not a good idea to venture in this adventure drive.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The highest paved road in North America is scary, sometimes a practice in patience, but always well worth the price of admission. The views as you drive up are breath taking as are the huge drop offs and lack of guardrails or shoulders in many places. Fortunately there are numerous safe pull outs to regain composure and take in the... More

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Kansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This road (fee is required) is an easy drive from Denver. The winding road takes you up through a Bristlecone Pine forest (get out and walk through it--the trees are beautiful), past lots of wildlife--elk, mountain goats, bighorns, marmots) and to near the top of Mt. Evans. A short hike takes you to the very top with a spectacular view... More

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