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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

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Address: Denver, CO
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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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Scenic Drive

Fantastic drive with lots of wonderful views. A great road to take if you're trying to show those from out of state the magic and beauty of Colorado.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Conner M
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Essex, Connecticut
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Essex, Connecticut
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116 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic drive with lots of wonderful views. A great road to take if you're trying to show those from out of state the magic and beauty of Colorado.

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Lakewood, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Views will take your breath away. You will most likely see Big horn sheep so bring the camera and walking shoes. Take your time to stop at the look outs to see wonderful scenery and take great pictures.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great experience. BRING WATER AND A WIND BREAKER OR COAT. Stop at Summit Lake and hike up to the top of the trail to the right of the lake. It's about 30 minutes to the top and worth the huffing and puffing. Bring coat, gloves and wear GOOD hiking shoes. Drive to the top of Mt. Evans... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$5 access fee and worth every penny! Starts with pine trees lining the road and quickly goes above the tree line revealing amazing views and crazy drop offs. The road does get narrow in some places so be mindful of hikers and bicycles. By the lake the road gets very rough with pot holes, buckles and uneven pavement. This is... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017

We spend the better part of a morning driving up to the top of Mt. Evans and it was totally worth it! Unfortunately it was foggy by the time we got to the top, but it was still a great experience. We were very excited that we got to see mountain goat!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

One of the most beautiful drives we have in Colorado and one of the highest. Springtime in the Rockies!! Can't go wrong on this drive!

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Best to go in the late spring and summer. But if you have the time to make it up here it is well worth it for view seekers and amateur photographers alike.

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1 Thank Theullrich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

A nice road trip exploring very scenic Colorado. Mountains, lakes, wildlife out every window. God on sunny days and also good on the inclement weather days in the springs (although the views are not as good in the clouds - it is still a good drive)

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

You can visit Mt. Evans one of two ways if your coming from the Denver area. Way-one entails taking I-70 to the Evergreen exit then following the road to Evergreen you'll see a sign (small -medium) saying Mt. Evans. Taking this route is slower 9two lane)but, has unique stops for overview of mountainous area's. You have to pay a fee,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I always take visiting guests along this route. Every turn you take leads to a new vista to view. This is a do not miss while in Denver. It is close and you can go to Beau Jo's or Tommyknocker Brewery in Idaho Springs on your way there or back!! Plan on 4 hours.

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