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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Denver, CO
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Ranked #2 of 107 Attractions in Denver
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Mountain biking, Driving
Owner description: This high-altitude scenic drive climbs more than 7,000 feet in just 28 miles, reaching an altitude...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Mountain biking, Driving
Owner 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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Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
64 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We drove a suburban up to Mount Evans, which is a pretty bad idea since the road is narrow and covered with snow. it's freshly plowed out with a snow wall of 6 feet high, and as far as you can see it's pure white.

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Been coming to Mt. Evans since the late 90's - it's the highest paved road in the US at over 14,000 feet above sea level. Along the treeline look for Elk, as you start to travel up look for Big Horn Sheep along the Rocks, Rocky Mountain Goats, Pica's and Marmots sunning on the rocks. You can hike into a... More 

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Hernando
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you want to see the Rockies but are not a hiker, this is for you. The road has many places to stop with beautiful views. You can reach a lovely lake at 12000 feet, park and follow easy paths to wonderful vistas. If you aren't a backpacker ( or even if you are), this is a must see!

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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The curves in the road can be sharp but the views are amazing. There is a great deal of wildlife to be seen. Everything from Humming Birds to Mountain Goats

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Glen Cove, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This road winds its way up and up. I had thought that the lower section of the road was scary until I got to the section with out guard rails. The road was only open to 12500 feet due to the time of year. But it was worth the time. The view was great. It was cold, so bring a... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Wow!! The view. Great drive, mountain goats, lots of places to stop off and enjoy, wonderful alpine trees and flowers.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This place is GORGEOUS. If this is your first day in the area, and you live around sea level..I wouldn't go here. I did get kind of dizzy and nauseous. I'd wait a couple days while you adjust, but it is pretty high. But seriously this place is beyond gorgeous..I can't believe you can get these views from your car,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I took this drive in July and was amazes by the awesome views.It's a photo op at every turn, one can see forever.A definite Must See!!!

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the most scenic routes close to the city of Denver you will find, but it isn't open year round because the snow closes it. It literally is the opposite side of the start of the Oh My God Road. ( the OMG road still exists, it is a one lane and a half two way road... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is an amazing trip! No matter where you go, it's just beautiful! You can spend a few hours or a few days. Worth the drive!

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