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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

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Address: Denver, CO
Phone Number: 3035673000
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This high-altitude scenic drive climbs more than 7,000 feet in just 28...

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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A Denver MUST

This was the prettiest thing Id ever seen. You MUST be careful. There will be cyclists also on this tiny road up the mountain. The higher I got the harder it was to breath ( Im... read more

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Georgetown, Texas
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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the prettiest thing Id ever seen. You MUST be careful. There will be cyclists also on this tiny road up the mountain. The higher I got the harder it was to breath ( Im from Louisiana) but totally worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view...wow! Incredible. The road up provides lots of stops along the way to view breathtaking scenery and local residents like yellow-bellied marmots and mountain goats. Don't miss this!

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Point Edward, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the opportunity to stay in Denver for a few extra days while there on business. I wanted to see the view from one of the 14,000 footers and had read some reviews of the Byway on Trip Advisor so decided to go for it. I knew the drive was pretty hairy but I don't think anything prepares you... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ride up to Mt Evans scenic byway is a great way to the scenery. One will not regret going the Byway. Gorgeous views from the top.

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Shohola, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Road to top of Mount Evans with lots of places to stop along the way to see beautiful scenes and animals.

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Longmont, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove up half way and climbed to the top. We saw lots of mountain goats and the scenery is gorgeous. If you don't feel like hiking to the top you can drive to the top. Hiking is the best way to get up there since there is so much to see. It gets very busy up there. It was... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first stop in Colorado after arriving in Denver. Don't forget your national park pass for entry. The road is scary for those afraid of heights so go slow. We stopped on the way up to the top at 2 small lakes which was very pretty but the altitude was getting to us sea level dwellers already. At... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the highest automobile roads in the USA. More that 14,000 feet high at the summit . I suggest starting at Idaho Springs and viewing the great sights on the way to the top. Echo Lake in about 3/4 of the way up and is a beautiful scenic place to stop and visit. If one is really... More 

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washington dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you choose to go, make sure you go early in the morning. Going to the top is only accessible after memorial day and i think it ends around early Oct. Make sure to take snacks since nothing is available at the top of the mountain.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are simply stunning from up here, and there are a few surprises at the top of the summit. Buildings, mount goats, other animals. Crossing the treelike is spectacular. The road is very narrow and twisty in spots, but shouldn't be a problem as long as you go slowly and take your time. Highly recommended for anyone visiting the... More 

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