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Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Ranked #6 of 251 things to do in Denver
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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.
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

The ride up and back is beautiful. The air is very thin at the top so be forwarned if you have any lung disorders.

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Decatur, Georgia
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“Drive to the top of the Rocky Mountains just outside Denver”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

In under two hours you can go from being in the heart of downtown Denver to the top of Mount Evans in the Rocky Mountains. Mount Evans is not the tallest peak in Colorado, but it does possess the highest paved road in North America! That is impressive indeed, especially since you can take your car to over 14,000 feet. Not only are the views at the top incredible, but the drive up (and down) is also quite breathtaking. It's one of the many great day trips that take you out of the city and into the mountainous wilderness that Colorado is famous for.

Visited June 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Amazing Drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

We did this on the first day it opened in May and its a lovely alpine equivalent drive.

Well worth it.

Visited May 2012
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“Great scenery...if you like scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Had lived here 10 years and hadn't done this until some friends came for a visit. The drive up...and down is spectacular...with all sorts of vistas, animal sightings and stops. Once you get to the top there is a small hike you can do to feel like you actually accomplished something.

Visited September 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful ride, plenty of photo opportunities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

This was a fantastic ride on a lovely day. We traveled on Thanksgiving morning early and caught many beautiful views and were able to see some wildlife. It was too early and chilly to do much exploring and Echo Lake was frozen over. This ride took us about 2 1/2 hours.

Visited November 2012
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