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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 Must Do Experience

We have visited Colorado for many years but have never taken the time to drive up Mount Evans, so we did it this year. Let me say first and foremost, it is one of the most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited Colorado for many years but have never taken the time to drive up Mount Evans, so we did it this year. Let me say first and foremost, it is one of the most beautiful drives I have ever taken. It's a much "wilder" drive than Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park and, in that sense,... More 

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Day one or day two of a trip in the area, this drive tells the story of the rocky mountains! Be sure to take a small car that can handle the mountain driving- the road gets very narrow at points and can be quite rough the closer to the top you get!

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Loved the drive, not for scaredy cats! Beautiful views, extremely amazing natural beauty. We thoroughly enjoyed the drive, and the walk up from the parking area. Weather changes quickly so be sure to have layers. The altitude change is significant so take it slow, drink lots of water and if you arrived from far way expect to feel lightheaded and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We drove to Mt Evans summit. $15 to get in the park. Extremely rough and narrow road. If you are on a motorcycle or in a sports car, take your time. Saw some wildlife and had to put on a jacket. The are several trails you can explore. Good experience. Rangers said they have no plans to fix the road,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Make sure you pull off and enjoy the over looks. Has amazing views and some hiking trails if you want to explore.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, keep in mind that it costs $15 to enter the National Park to drive up to Mt. Evans. It is a 15 mile drive, with a narrow road that twists and turns. Have a driver with a tough stomach do the driving! There are several places to stop on the way up which are beautiful to take lots of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best experiences we had while visiting the Idaho Springs area. This is a majestic drive to Mt Evans National Park. Look for the forest stream rolling down the wooded forest. You can follow the stream on foot for quite a while. It eventually widens and becomes Clear Creek which is great for rafting.

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Thornton, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best drives, rides, bikes and hikes you will ever do in your lifetime. If you get a chance, a must trip.

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Baton Rouge, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At 14, 280 ft., Mt. Evans is one of the 4 highest peaks in the Colorado Rockies. Amazingly it is accessible to auto travel except for the final 500 ft., approx. I climbed the trail to the top and was treated to a view which was spectacular. From that vantage point I could see the curvature of the earth in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the views and it was well worth the drive. Take a jacket because it is very windy and cold at the top. My family was amazed at how beautiful the scenery is. Not a dull moment in the ride.

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