A definite must do if you're in the area. Phenomenal views, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and marmots. The views along I-70 are great as well.
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Mt Evans is an easy drive from Denver and has spectacular scenery and views of the Continental Divide. At the parking lot at the summit, you can hike up another hundred feet or so to get to the summit, but it is a steep climb...More
This was one of the scariest and best things I have ever done! I will be honest and tell you that I was terrified going up to the top of this mountain but I will do it again in a heartbeat! The view from the...More
Mt. Evans is very accessible by car. It didn't even seem to stress out the car very much. Once you reach the height of exposure to westward winds, be cautious. The winds were very strong when we visited. At the top, we struggled to stand...More
The drive is not nearly as bad as some of the review make it. There are certainly more dangerous drives in the state. Take it easy, and you'll be fine. The climb to the summit is exhilarating. The views are gorgeous. Today, clouds were covering...More
The 14 mile drive is very dangerous. Get ready for a white knuckle drive. After you pay $15.00 for the drive, you must pay another fee for two other areas along the 14 miles. Good luck!
Please realize that this is a 14,500-foot mountain summit. It can snow any day of the year. I'm writing this in the middle of June and it's only been open a couple of weeks. It usually closes Labor Day. So call ahead to be sure...More
We were here on June 11 and there was so much snow on the summit and at Echo Lake. The melt was washing out parts of the road so the drive was slow. We took our time and climbed to the summit. We were disappointed...More
Don't do this drive if you are i comfortable with heights or unguarded roads-even I was scared but glad we made it! About and hour from Downtown and totally glorious drive and views! Lots of stop offs and also outhouse bathrooms. Echo lake is great...More