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Address: Denver, CO
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Activities: Mountain biking, Driving
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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Absolute must see.

If you are in Denver, there's nothing better to do than to take a trip up Evans. Rent a car if you have to. An absolutely incredible view from the entire drive up! Stop at Echo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Evergreen, Colorado
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

During the non-snow season, this long and winding drive goes to the top of the 14,000 foot Mt Evans. The road is narrow, but safe. There are many scenic turnouts and hikes. Mountain goats can frequently be seen among the alpine meadows and rock-outcroppings. It is heavily traveled, so best to avoid the weekends. It is an easy drive from... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

If you are in Denver, there's nothing better to do than to take a trip up Evans. Rent a car if you have to. An absolutely incredible view from the entire drive up! Stop at Echo lake half way up for a picnic!

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

First trip we went for in Denver. The drive way defnitely a little scary at few places, but totally worth it. It felt like having a view of the mini himalayas drive(if there is a possibility for drive in himalayas.)

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It's well worth the time. Fun hiking trails & wonderful scenery. Go all the way to the summit, it's quite an amazing site.

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Marion, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Been as high as I can get in the states and still be grounded!!! Would love to go back again sometime soon!!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After driving through the Waimea Canyon (Kauai, HI) or the California coast... The Mt Evans Byway isn't in that category of beautiful drives. At all. But it is a "nice" drive with a number of very good views. It's a good way to kill a half day if you don't have anything else planned. I'm not so sure this drive... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Simply INCREDIBLE... The view is out of this world. I would not say anymore... Go a be a believer...

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Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The drive to the top of Mount Evans via the scenic byway is not to be missed in you are ever in the Denver/Front Range area. It is in the top three, if not at the top, of our favorite drives including Pike's Peak and Trail Ridge Road at Rocky Mountain National Park. Mount Evans has plenty of places to... More 

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Covington, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We went to Mount Evans for me to photograph my brother and my now sister in laws engagement/save the date photos. It was perfect with the snowy scenery of mountains and trees cascading behind them.

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Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We took this route on the way back into Denver and the views were spectacular! Had to stop so many times for photos but they just don't do justice to the actual view. Sadly did not see any mountain goats but all the way at the bottom we saw a huge herd of elk!! Worth the drive if you have... More 

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