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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Address: Denver, CO
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Ranked #2 of 156 Activities in Denver
Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
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, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
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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Evergreen, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

For fall colors day drives, the Mount Evans loop (SH 103) are matched only by Idaho Springs to Ned or Boulder (SH119) or Silverton to Creede (US 550, US 160, SH 149). Of course, you are going to take the 103 loop, you may as well take SH 5 and go all the way to the top of the highest... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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277 reviews 277 reviews
142 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is truly a spectacular drive. Having made the trek to the summit before imagine my disappointment when I tried to make the turn off at Echo Lake and the road was closed due to incoming weather. It is just an okay drive up to Echo Lake. The pay off is the higher road going to the summit. Long, windy,... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Until you take the drive? words truly cannot explain how awesome it is. You will not be disappointed!

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Don't miss this! If you come to Denver, you have to make the time to do this! You will not be disappointed. You will get to see so many breathtaking views and you will not be disappointed.

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Bakersfield, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This has to be one of the most beautiful and scenic views on a good paved road I have ever driven through. Colorado roads are definitely a great way to glance at snowy mountains and clear cloudy skies.

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Los Angeles, California
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66 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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