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“White Knuckle Drive!”

Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Ranked #6 of 251 things to do in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This high-altitude scenic drive climbs more than 7,000 feet in just 28 miles, reaching an altitude of 14,264 feet.
Edmonton, Canada
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“White Knuckle Drive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is a must do for anyone with a drivers licence! The steering wheel of my rental car likely still has the imprints of my fingers from the me hanging on too tight while driving on this road. The views are incredible! A great day trip from Denver.

Visited September 2012
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oxford wi.
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“My heart is still there.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

There was nothing not to Love about thr view and the beauty. You will not believe you eyes. My wife is very scared of height's but did not seem to mind after we got going. It only took me two minutes to pull her off the roof of the car. You will Love It.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Scarest Drive I have ever driven!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

But it's totally worth it once you reach the top. It was summer and it was still very cold so I recommend bringing a warm jacket anytime of the year while visiting. There are free roaming goats and other animals to see along with the beautiful scenery. This was the highlight of my trip to Denver. I saw license plates from all over the U.S coming to visit. It's a must see.

Visited August 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Breathtaking...literally”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Although the final leg to the summit was closed, the trip to Summit Lake was well worth the trip. Breathtaking views, hand-gripping drive (for your passengers) but a spectacular trip at minimal cost.

Visited September 2012
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Willow Springs, Illinois
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great day-trip and beautiful drive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Loved the views all around. Echo lake was one of our stops, glad we decided to take the drive. Top of Mt. Evans was closed but still enjoyed the views.

Visited September 2012
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