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“Scary Drive Worth It!”
Review of Mount Evans

Mount Evans
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Private Day Tour of Mt Evans from Denver
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Mount Evans Tour: Best Views Close to Denver
Ranked #2 of 256 things to do in Denver
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Drive or bike the road up, the highest paved highway in the US. Views are spectacular, once you are up there, hike to the very top. Paid toll required, seasonal so check to be sure its open.

4  Thank Mary R
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you already have breathing problems, probably not a good idea... if not, take the drive and experience walking around at 14,000 feet.

2  Thank kyle s
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

If you love nature and the outdoors, you should visit Mount Evans. If you don't like heights and windy roads, it might be best to let your friend take the wheel and close your eyes in the back seat. There are plenty of scenic views from points all along the road up to the top, but not always space to pull over. There are trails, wildlife (marmots, big horn sheep, mountain goats, etc.) and so many picture opportunities for the photography enthusiast. If you're anywhere in Colorado, the mountain is worth a trip and you can stay nearby in Idaho Springs for a few days, Evergreen or go all the way to Denver. It's a mountain to spend several hours at, so start your day early to enjoy it all!

4  Thank savriel
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Colorado has over 300 days of sunshine a year so your chances are good you'll get to the top of Mt. Evans on a clear sunny day. You can see for ever (wasn't that a song?), although breathing at this altitude can be a little thin at this altitude.

3  Thank tu
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Not exactly a hike to make your lowland friends jealous, but the highest paved road in the Americas gets you to the top of a "Fourteener", as a fourteen thousand foot mountain is called.

Alpine tundra has a delicate beauty that only a small percentage of people get to see. You could be one of them!

3  Thank nabenom
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