Mount Evans

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Trip145936
6 contributions
Blockaded from the top
Oct 2020
We drove about 2/3 of the way up, but unfortunately the road was closed just past the Echo Lake Store. Really enjoyed the drive and the store. Also has homemade goodies.
Written October 13, 2020
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glaenzer2017
Jacksonville, IL8 contributions
Great view from the top
Aug 2020
Great drive except for 4-door 4-wheel drive pick-ups driven by speed demons. And hikers who cut across the switchbacks while their noses were buried in cell phones.
Written October 4, 2020
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IrishStep
Aurora, CO91 contributions
Mount Evans Peak in Colorado
Sep 2020
We go yearly and have never paid to enter.. Maybe it is because we are RETIRED VETS and Seniors? The drive is gorgeous and appears different each time as the Weather can change INSTANTLY! 80-90 DEGREES at the Basin and snowing at the top! Good shoes, light windbreaker advised.. Pack a Snack bare minimum, but moreover a good Picnic is an excellant idea. Mount Evans is the highest peak in the Front Range Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Elevation is over 14,000 feet.. The road is in bad repair.. full of deep crater pot holes and very very hilly.. BEWARE bikers there are NO GUARD RAILS to your left going up and your Right when you descend. It is very very steep.. the turn arounds are extremely NARROW.. be prepared to squeeze over. COVID 2020 THE ENTIRE MT EVANS IS CLOSED.. Once inside The Arapaho and Roosevelt Forest there is a small Ranger Check in point. From there I believe the scenic climb is approx 28 miles up. Typically without Snow hindering this Scenic byway opens Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day each year. Its very much worth the trip.. there is a gorgeous little area with well kept outhouses, and somewhere to duck in and read different venues about the area to include a small rocked -in pathway surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna including the very interesting and majestic Bristlecone Pines.. with their Twisted trunks as if someone had done this by hand. Lots of furry little critters running about even Herders with Bells and horns to get the long haired goats and Mountain sheep from the road! I love going here each Summer and greatly miss it this year.
Written September 8, 2020
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Becky D
Tallahassee, FL44 contributions
The scariest car ride of my life
Oct 2019
An insanely terrifying drive, but a beautiful reward at the top. Seriously, the name of the road is "Oh My God Road". you are literally driving above clouds. Make sure your driver has hella confidence. It's really a awe inspiring sight at the top... very cold though, and the air is thin, so you will get winded walking even short distances. Totally worth the scary parts. 10/10 would definitely do it again.
Written September 4, 2020
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Constance B
3 contributions
Terrifying Drive, Beautiful Scenery.
Aug 2019 • Friends
There are no guard rails and it was the scariest drive of my life. Once to the top, the short hike is well worth the spectacular view. It was snowing on the top, which was pretty cool to experience in the summer.
Written July 8, 2020
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ETHAN
Levittown, PA6 contributions
Great view scary drive
Jul 2019 • Family
The view was great. We did not go up to the summit but still could see for miles around. The drive was frightening because it was a very long drop and there where no guards rails
Written May 2, 2020
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lilian c
16 contributions
Great drive, the old tree grove is incredible, the top is unforgettable, and the road is a scene from Mordor.
Aug 2019
I think I've said it all in the title. Getting there from Denver area is a scenic drive in itself. The grove is amazing. Goats can be seen. It is awesome.
Written April 13, 2020
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Flyer269819
Waikiki, HI29 contributions
Top of the World!!!!
Sep 2019
When you get to the top you feel like your on top of the world - you won't be disappointed!!!! The drive up to the top is incrediately.
Written March 15, 2020
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paulek116
Chorzow, Poland20 contributions
Fantastic views and an exciting experience
Jun 2019
Definitely worth traveling in your own car. But be careful when planning your trip because: (1) the road may be closed because of snow even in the middle of summer and (2) the road is narrow and may be icy. We did not have any problems with the high altitude, but I heard that some people did. There is a short but a bit challenging walk from the parking lot to the summit, so take good shoes. And of course, have warm clothes because it is really high and the temperature may be quite low.
Written January 30, 2020
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Justin W
3 contributions
Awesome engineering
Aug 2019
Somewhat daunting drive up to the peak. High elevation is noticeable and the harshness of the wind,temperature, and terrain is memorable
Written January 15, 2020
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