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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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Beautiful Scenery!

The Mount Evans Scenic Byway is a beautiful drive and a must do if you're in the Denver area. It was around 70 degrees in Denver when we left, and when we drove as far as we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Lisahi17
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Montgomery, Alabama

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Park Hills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Have wanted to drive this but always went through Colorado at the wrong time. This year we hit in mid Oct, the day before they were to close for the winter. The road was safe and not much traffic at this time however the top area was closed so we didn't get to the top. We saw some big horn... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Mount Evans Scenic Byway is a beautiful drive and a must do if you're in the Denver area. It was around 70 degrees in Denver when we left, and when we drove as far as we could up Mount Evans, it was 34 degrees and snowing. There was lots of snow on the ground and was just beautiful.

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A true rocky mountain high the way it was meant to be. No drugs just thin air and great views.If your flat lander don't be suprised when your out of breath walking. thats just the way it is when your at the top of the world. For those of you from east of the Mississippi these are what real mountains... More 

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Two Rivers, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Only was able to drive part of the byway, as the last stretch from Echo Lake to Mount Evans is closed for summer 2015. However, the views at Echo Lake and along the route that is open is definitely worth the trip. CO 103 from Idaho Springs really isn't too hair raising if you aren't fond of height, so don't... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There is a place where the beauty and serenity are beyond spectacular. Sometimes we have seen wildlife and other times the flowers and scenery have been more than we could have asked for. Picture takers wonderland!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Unfortunately the road from Echo Lake up to the top of Mount Evans was closed because part of the road eroded away but the drive up and down to Echo Lake was fabulous! To get to Mount Evans you take CO 103 up and down either from Idaho Springs or from Evergreen. The Evergreen drive is prettier. Echo Lake is... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We weren't able to drive all the way to the top due to road construction. The people hosting the camp site there said it should be completed mid-July. However, it's still worth the drive up there (to the restaurant / lake at the start of the 14 mile drive up. The views are still incredible. We actually drove up further... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The name says it all!! Take a chance and take a drive. We like to just close our eyes and pick a spot on the map.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

In June 2015, it was beautiful. We could only drive as far as Echo Lake - the road higher was closed due to construction and snow. Overall a beautiful peaceful drive. Beware - elevation and breathing issues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Dress in layers for this trip. Beautiful scenery, somewhat narrow and at times harrowing journey up (if there's snow, which I imagine, is most of the year). Fun to take video at the top if it's snowy and/or windy as it seems like you're on top of the world (same can be said of Pike's Peak).

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Address: Denver, CO
Phone Number: 303-567-2138
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver

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