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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

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Address: Denver, CO
Phone Number: 3035673000
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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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Stop at the stops along the way-they are beautiful and informative. Plus it's nice to have a break from driving the scary road. Lots of interesting things to see. Drive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
hallidaysa
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Castle Rock, Colorado

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Mountain View, California, United States
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Photogenic driver-way. Definitely check the weather to ensure that the day is not foggy, otherwise, views won't be that good.

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1 Thank Ashish B
Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop at the stops along the way-they are beautiful and informative. Plus it's nice to have a break from driving the scary road. Lots of interesting things to see. Drive carefully!

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Ventura, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rare place in the world you can drive to 14,000 feet above sea level. It's then about 1/4 hike to the top. Take it slow. The air is very thin up there. Well worth the drive.

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Albuquerque, NM
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very twisty road for folks unaccustomed to mountain driving. It's not too heavily traveled, so you won't be intimidated. Lovely views! Crisp mountain air. The smell of pine trees. Great place to go to get introduced to the Rockies.

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Scenery is ever changing...Plenty of wildlife including long horned sheep. The walk above the lake is fun. The autumn colors are great. August- September is the best time to go.

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1 Thank Mauiphx
Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We ended up passing by here as we where going to Aspen. We don't have an idea why the road was closed. We had to turn back. Then again we had the chance to check out this wonderful spot with lake frozen. You can get to see mountain goats with huge horns too. Don't forget to come back on summer!

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Having company from out of town? Want to see the beauty of Colorado. This is definitely the drive to take. It is closed during the winter so keep that in mind.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great mountain views , plenty of pull overs, check for closures during winter, recommend to everyone!

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Took my pup up Mount Evans shortly after morning to Denver. I wanted to see what the air feels like above 14,000 feet before we attempted hiking our first 14er. Be sure to go early as afternoon storms roll in very quickly in the mountains. We did not know this when we went and shortly after reaching the top a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Takes your breath away. I think the goal for the National Park Service is to have the road to the top plowed out by Memorial Day. (Wow!)

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