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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Denver, CO
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Ranked #2 of 139 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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Woodbury, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The drive is an experience all to its own. The views along the way and at the top are fabulous. The drive one-way is 28 miles, but make sure to allow 1 1/2 hrs--there are spots where you really can't/shouldn't go more than 10 MPH. There are a lot of switchbacks and no guardrails. But it's really worth it. Make... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I drove up to Mt. Evans for our anniversary. The road is a bit scary with some damage in spots. There are no guard rails so be careful. We drove very slowly and relieved our anxiety this way. The views are majestic along the way. The Mount Goliath Nature area has been added since we last visited... More

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Hell, Michigan
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296 reviews 296 reviews
71 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I wish I could have spent more time at the top but unfortunately I had to be back in Denver by 2 and the drive up and down is a slow drive. Regarding the drive, the road is very bumpy in spots and there are switchbacks without guardrails so be careful! The views along the way and at the top... More

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Minneapolis
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We did this drive in late July, arriving at the gate at 11 am. I would recommend getting there earlier than we did, as we encountered quite a bit of congestion on the roads and pull outs. The good: the views are wonderful; it's an experience of a lifetime to be able to say you've been over two miles up... More

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Manassas, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We experienced Mt. Evans with Scenic Mountain Tours. The guide was knowledgable and entertaining. The trip was amazing. Be prepared for no guard rails and for some seriously tight turns and switchbacks. Also, wear your "woollies" because it is cold and windy. we were there the first week in July. there was still snow on the mountains! It was 88... More

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautiful scenic drive. Well worth the trip. Great opportunity for photos. Be prepared for much cooler weather at the top!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great drive with many unobstructed views. The price was also great, $10 for a three day pass. More rustic and less crowded than Pikes Peak. I passed a total of 15 cars going up and coming back down the mountain on a Tuesday night. Numerous places to stop and take pictures along the way. Observed mountain goats... More

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Monrovia, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Oh was told this was the highest paved road in the USA. I do belive. The drive is beautiful, for waterfalls, to snow and watching people crave there names in it. To beautiful lake and old trees at MT Goliath and blue butterflys and wilflowers. A little piece of heaven on earth. Be careful on the road it's narrow. If... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a beautiful drive up to the top of Mt Evans with an amazing view around every corner. In July there were lots of wildflowers, especially at the Mt Goliath visitor center area. At the top, we saw a family of mountain goats and also saw a big marmot on the way. It started snowing while we were on... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
70 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Stunning views along the way. The nearby mountains are snow capped and beautiful. There are places to pull off for pictures. I would not recommend it if you are afraid of heights.

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