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Mount Evans

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This full hike would be a pretty strenuous for the novice hiker, especially if you're from out of town. If you're wanting to try and hike Mount Evans and you're already having altitude problems... It would be better to drive up and stop at Treeline...More

Thank alicia b
Reviewed 3 days ago

The drive up to Summit Lake was beautiful. No side railings so be sure you stay focus, but very doable for all drivers. You'll have to pay a fee to get into the national park but well worth the price ($15, I believe). We were...More

Thank Bobby V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed going here, the breath taking views all around Denver is just remarkable, but from Mount Evans you get the true meaning to the Rocky Mountains.

Thank Al L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got to witness the first snowfall this season and it was beautifully white coated , very peaceful and extremely cold... if you get time, take a guided tour with Aspire Tours and ask for Kyle...a great tour guide who knows these mountains like the...More

1  Thank Jooj1971
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cracks me up to see reviews where people complain about lack of parking. News flash- the road ends atop a mountain there is only a finite amount of space on top of a mountain. If you choose to drive be prepared to deal with limited...More

2  Thank Brokenbike
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ended up on Mt. Evans after Bierstadt and the Sawtooth. Definitely glad I followed the Cairns across the back of the mountain instead of trying to gain the ridge (would have been terrible). Was a little confused how to get to the summit, but ultimately...More

Thank Joshb2j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great trip as I mentioned previously my wife and I are both Beach people. However driving around Mount Evans and taking your car up various slopes each of you is more beautiful than the next. This is another must do when visiting the Denver...More

Thank filet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW, what a driving experience, not for the faint of heart driver. We left Denver it was 90+ degrees, had snow flurries on the way up and by the time we arrived at the top it was 42 degrees. Take some warm clothes, good shoes...More

1  Thank RTravelExperiences
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first 14er. Starting from Summit Lake, I did the West Ridge Route via Mt Spalding (13800ft) to the top of Mt Evans - about 3 miles. take plenty of water. Came back down the road to summit summit lake (about 5 miles) Stunning Views.

Thank Bernard F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The road is narrow and falling apart in spot on the path bit it's with the view to take it slow and ease your way up the road. Was only open summit lake and was snowing when we got there but that was ok, it...More

Thank Carie W
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September 5, 2018|
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Response from Cherry R | Reviewed this property |
Check the website. Is possibly already closed for the season.
Steve N
August 28, 2018|
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Response from TanjaRiitta | Reviewed this property |
Hi, pick up truck is fine! We had a buss and there was enough parking place for that too. Enjoy your visit! :)
Kerry J
August 24, 2018|
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Response from Katie H | Reviewed this property |
Remember you are flying into Denver. Our last trip out, we waited 2 hours just for a rental car. arrive at 9:30. luggage and rental car out by 10:30. Arrive at base of Mt Evans 12:30 Summit at 1:15 3 hrs to Estes Park... More