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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Address: Denver, CO
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Ranked #3 of 327 things to do in Denver
Type: Scenic drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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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Lexington, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After driving through the Waimea Canyon (Kauai, HI) or the California coast... The Mt Evans Byway isn't in that category of beautiful drives. At all. But it is a "nice" drive with a number of very good views. It's a good way to kill a half day if you don't have anything else planned. I'm not so sure this drive... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Simply INCREDIBLE... The view is out of this world. I would not say anymore... Go a be a believer...

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The drive to the top of Mount Evans via the scenic byway is not to be missed in you are ever in the Denver/Front Range area. It is in the top three, if not at the top, of our favorite drives including Pike's Peak and Trail Ridge Road at Rocky Mountain National Park. Mount Evans has plenty of places to... More 

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Covington, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We went to Mount Evans for me to photograph my brother and my now sister in laws engagement/save the date photos. It was perfect with the snowy scenery of mountains and trees cascading behind them.

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Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We took this route on the way back into Denver and the views were spectacular! Had to stop so many times for photos but they just don't do justice to the actual view. Sadly did not see any mountain goats but all the way at the bottom we saw a huge herd of elk!! Worth the drive if you have... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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293 reviews 293 reviews
148 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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