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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Denver, CO
+1 303-567-4660
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Fun at High Altitude

Mt Evans is one of Colorado's easily accessible 14ers with a road to the top with breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debbie H
Expansive Views from top of the world

Saturday, 8/5 spent the day traveling to the Mount Evans wilderness and to the top of one of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Todd G
Frederick, Colorado
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mt Evans is one of Colorado's easily accessible 14ers with a road to the top with breathtaking views. You will begin your trip at the National Parks entrance which requires a park pass or payment at the booth. Continuing up from there on a windy...More

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday, 8/5 spent the day traveling to the Mount Evans wilderness and to the top of one of Colorado's Fourteener's. Mt. Evans stands majestically at 14,265 ft above sea level and the byway is the highest paved road in the US. Views from the top...More

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've never been to the top of a 14er, this is the best way to get there. Stop along the way at the designated area's and enjoy. Be sure to pack extra clothes since it snowed on us in August and was 80's in...More

1  Thank Tim A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see and do mountain experience that everyone should do at least once. You will see all sorts of mountain peeks. It took about an hour to reach the top of the mountain. Mt Evans is the highest paved road on a...More

3  Thank pooh23bee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous views along this narrow, 2 lane road where you can drive to a 14'er. Many wildflowers along the road, as well as marmots. We enjoyed stopping at the bristlecone pine area and wandering around, as well as walking the trail at Summit Lake. We...More

1  Thank laneybelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best things we did in Colorado - saw tons of elk, big-horned sheep and mountain goats, it was so worth it!

1  Thank Samantha R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been in Denver a lot, but never knew about the scenic drive to Mount Evans. We went up there during our past trip to Denver and loved it! Gorgeous views that lead to the top with an altitude of over 14,000 ft. Along...More

1  Thank jabau1060
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're afraid of heights give this a little thought before going. It is very narrow driving up to the top but I would do it again if the chance arises. There are very few guard rails and steep drops but if you take it...More

2  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Start at Idaho Springs and drive up to Echo Lake. Stop and take a walk around the lake. Then go up the winding, narrow and interesting road - stop at Goliath Nature Center and walk out to see Chicago Lakes and Creek. Go to the...More

1  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before I went I was debating with myself if I should drive to the summit. I finally did it and I'm glad I did. The scenery is spectacular all the way going from dense forests to alpine tundra. Be aware the road is winding, narrow...More

3  Thank Mike F
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Alice M
31 July 2017|
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Response from James G | Reviewed this property |
In late September, I would first check the road and make sure it is open. You would be getting close to snow season at that elevation, and once the road drifts over, it is closed for the season, not opening until about... More
4 July 2017|
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Response from Scott L | Reviewed this property |
There is none. It is a very worthwhile trip if you decide. Easy drive from Denver. If you decide to, go on Tue-Thur and there will much less traffic.
Cecilia P
23 June 2017|
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Response from Gretchen Splint... B | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how busy the road is the day your visit is how fast you can make it up. If you want to hike to the top which is about 1/4 mile hike and take pictures, I would give yourself 3 hours round trip. You may be able... More