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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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Want to be Closer to God???

Simply INCREDIBLE... The view is out of this world. I would not say anymore... Go a be a believer...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 February 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Simply INCREDIBLE... The view is out of this world. I would not say anymore... Go a be a believer...

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

The drive to the top of Mount Evans via the scenic byway is not to be missed in you are ever in the Denver/Front Range area. It is in the top three, if not at the top, of our favorite drives including Pike's Peak and Trail Ridge Road at Rocky Mountain National Park. Mount Evans has plenty of places to... More 

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Covington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

We went to Mount Evans for me to photograph my brother and my now sister in laws engagement/save the date photos. It was perfect with the snowy scenery of mountains and trees cascading behind them.

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4 Thank Amber K
Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

We took this route on the way back into Denver and the views were spectacular! Had to stop so many times for photos but they just don't do justice to the actual view. Sadly did not see any mountain goats but all the way at the bottom we saw a huge herd of elk!! Worth the drive if you have... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

For fall colors day drives, the Mount Evans loop (SH 103) are matched only by Idaho Springs to Ned or Boulder (SH119) or Silverton to Creede (US 550, US 160, SH 149). Of course, you are going to take the 103 loop, you may as well take SH 5 and go all the way to the top of the highest... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

This is truly a spectacular drive. Having made the trek to the summit before imagine my disappointment when I tried to make the turn off at Echo Lake and the road was closed due to incoming weather. It is just an okay drive up to Echo Lake. The pay off is the higher road going to the summit. Long, windy,... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

Until you take the drive? words truly cannot explain how awesome it is. You will not be disappointed!

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West Chester, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

Don't miss this! If you come to Denver, you have to make the time to do this! You will not be disappointed. You will get to see so many breathtaking views and you will not be disappointed.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

This has to be one of the most beautiful and scenic views on a good paved road I have ever driven through. Colorado roads are definitely a great way to glance at snowy mountains and clear cloudy skies.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

We drove a suburban up to Mount Evans, which is a pretty bad idea since the road is narrow and covered with snow. it's freshly plowed out with a snow wall of 6 feet high, and as far as you can see it's pure white.

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