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Mount Evans

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Somewhat daunting drive up to the peak. High elevation is noticeable and the harshness of the wind,temperature, and terrain is memorable
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I didn't know this until I went, but you can only get all the way to the top between Memorial Day & Labor Day. Before Memorial Day & after Labor Day you can only drive up to Summit Lake, but can walk the rest (if you are prepared for the walk/hike the last few miles up the
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The drive up is no joke but absolutley worth it! I think we lucked out with the crowd. I would recommend getting there early. Once you arrive it is a short 10-15 hike to the top.
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BE sure you are not a real nervous driver, because it is a scary drive to the top, with a two lane winding road and sheer drop-offs! If you are not used to high altitude it can make you sick, so take it slowly and drink lots of water. I'm from Denver !(5280 feet) and I really
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Long and amazing drive up from Idaho Springs to the top of Mt Evans, over 12,000 feet. Amazing views all the way up. Important: Go early for parking at top! From top, short but steep hike to top of mountain, with remarkable 360 degree views. Lots of mountain goats with
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