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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Denver, CO
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Ranked #2 of 135 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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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The drive up Mount Evans is narrow and can be scary, but the views are beautiful. Go up, look around, and then go back down and have lunch at the Echo Lake Lodge.

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Denver Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

In late spring, summer, and fall, enjoy the beautiful views, nature centers, hike a few trails, view the wildlife, and finish by making the 2nd easiest climb of a 14,000 foot peak. It can be cold any time of year, so go dressed for cold and windy weather at the top. If you are lucky see Mountain Goats and Big... More

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Idaho Springs
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Driving to more than 14,000 feet is exhilarating . If only the US Forest Service would remove it 's silly fee

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Iowa City, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Spectacular scenery on the road up and spectacular vistas at the top. Big horn sheep even put on a show next to the very narrow two lane road. It had been many years since my first drive to the summit. I must have forgotten the narrowness of the winding road carved out of the mountain side as this trip was... More

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

A true vision of the Rocky mountains in it's true form. I enjoyed the view, the drive and the experience

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Took this drive in September while in Denver. The trip was well worth it for the scenery and the experiences. Take your time and stop at the various pull offs on the road to the summit. There are so many changes as you increase elevation that you'd think you are on a different trip. It will be much cooler at... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Love it only scary thing is there are no rails and others drive a little to fast for me.Echo Lake is a beautiful place to relax and fish or just take family pictures.The weather in the middle of summer was unbelievable upper 80's. We did not like coming back to the heat in teaxs.

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Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This drive is gorgeous, a must-do if you have the time. Have always driven it approaching from Evergreen, and the tree-lined road is spectacular before you even get to Echo Lake. Driving all the way to the top is not for the faint-hearted, as the road is narrow and twisty, and you never know when you come around a curve... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The white mountain goats that are often along the roadside, and close enough for great photos, are a magical creature. The glacier lake is quite impressive too.

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Top of the drive closed I think by the end of Sept. We were there Thanksgiving weekend. Drove as far as we could. Hiked with my son and his dog thru the snow on marked trails. Beautiful area. Wouldn't drive it unless you had all wheel drive.

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