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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Denver, CO
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Ranked #2 of 141 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Trip Advisor directions are wrong. It's located in Idaho Springs - see the website for correct directions. We had an amazing experience! The drive was exhilarating! I didn't know if my stomach was in my throat or my knees. We went our 2nd day in Colorado and being from Houston, needed to be careful adjusting to the altitude (hydrated, went... More

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Conifer, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Nice, easy drive on paved roads with awesome views. The road is winding at times and there are a lot of bicyclist, especially on weekends, just take it slow and enjoy the views. The road to the top of Mount Evans in generally open from Memorial Day to Labor Day depending on weather conditions. Get an early start, afternoon thunderstorms... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The road itself seems very narrow, especially if you're English and used to driving on the other side(!), but that actually adds to the fun once you're used to it. My friend drove up, I drove down. I imagine the views are stunning on a sunny day - it was a little overcast when we went. If you have the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very nice views and very scenic. Some nice sweepers with a few switchbacks and hairpins. Great ride on the bike

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Drove up to the top over 14000 feet a real drive ! Worth every scary corner and edge saw great things view, animals , talk about big sky , if near go for it, just don't drink beer first

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing daytrip. If you are in the Denver area and want a little outdoor adventure but nothing too taxing, this is your required journey! There are lots of stopping points and areas to explore. The first 15 miles of drive is a beautiful long winding trip. The second 15 to the top is a crazy experience! You... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There are amazing vistas on America's highest paved road, plus the experience of a mountain high without medication.... You can also have a July snowball fight and drive above the clouds. If you've seen "worlds most dangerous roads" set in Bolivia and India, this road will seem tame. If you are used to typical American roads, you will see sharp... More

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The drive to Mt. Evans is beautiful! We didn't have the perfect day (it even hailed on us) but it was still so worth our time. We loved the scenery. Due to the winding road, just make sure you trust your driver! lol. Have fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

This marks my 6th trip up the mountain. The weather is different every time I go. Three years ago we travelled up Pike's Peak - never again will I waste my gas to that destination, but that's a different review. Mount Evans is my favorite place to be. If it wasn't for my family's impatience I would linger longer there.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

From Echo Lake to the summit, the drive is amazing. We have seen all manner of wildlife along the drive. There are many opportunities for short, family friendly hikes along the route. And, it is hard to beat the fresh, pan-fried trout served at the Echo Lake Lodge.

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