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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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Old Fall River Road is not for the faint of heart.

Breathtaking views, but I am glad I wasn't driving! If you are a very confident driver, it is well worth it. We saw more wildlife there than anywhere else. Plus then you are not... read more

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Macomb, Michigan
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Macomb, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Breathtaking views, but I am glad I wasn't driving! If you are a very confident driver, it is well worth it. We saw more wildlife there than anywhere else. Plus then you are not covering the same area twice. The park itself if wonderful. We saw the beginning of the fall colors, it must be spectacular by now. We spent... More 

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Offshore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this drive. Roads are in a good state of repair. Wonderful views. A really well worth while experience.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nowhere else on the continent can you drive up to get over 14,000 feet in the air. The road is amazing, the views are amazing. Completely memorable and epic. Do yourself a favor and recognize the following: * Leave any size RV or anything that tows a trailer at home. The rules say nothing over 30 feet, but anything that... More 

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Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive is brilliant, you can potentially drive up to 15000 Feet, there is plenty of vegetation and occasional wild life glimpses, we saw some deers crossing the road. Highly recommend it.

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Thank Punit M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While driving the lariat loop scenic byway I discovered the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. And I am so glad I came upon it. It's a wonderful drive through the mountains of Colorado. Expect to loose cell phone service and connect with nature. Stop along the way and do some of the hikes. Your going to want to save your energy... More 

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Scottsdale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This drive is one of the most beautiful you will ever go on. Every turn is beautiful beyond whatever you could imagine. Not far from Denver and so worth the trip

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of a scary drive up the mountain with the narrow road and no guardrails. But the views are amazing! I would suggest stopping at the turnouts so you can make the most of the spectacular views. The road is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The road trip to Mt. Evans is an adventure for the non-hiking type. We started in Evergreen just after lunch along with two grandchildren. We stopped several times on the way up, to enjoy the mountain lakes, and a small walk to the lake shores. Big plus for the younger “Texans” in the car was a stop on the roadside... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mount Evans is amazing and the drive up is half the fun. It is a scenic unspoilt taste of the Rockies and when you get to Echo Lake it is just beautiful, the Lake is a good place to stop for picnics before you carry on with this incredible drive.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can go on a weekday, it's not as crowded. The road gets narrow and curvy with no guardrail toward the end. Expect to pay $15 (or show a national parks pass) to enter the road to the summit. It's only open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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