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If you are visiting Denver and surrounding area, be sure to make this drive up the highest paved road in the US. On a clear day, the views are stunning, but it’s magical, even on a cloudy one. Parking is a little tight at the...More
This trip/drive takes you to the top of Mount Evans, and the road is paved all the way up. Beware the pavement does wear out with the changing snow and rains. Warning: Some people like to to snowboard near the top and they could accidentally...More
It's the highest paved road in the US and is a bit twisty getting to the top, but beyond worth it. You can see marmots sunning on rocks, pica's playing, mountain goats, bighorn sheep and occasionally elk. It's a must do on a trip to...More
Such a beautiful and breathtaking drive up to the top. Even when it is cloudy out, you might not see the views from the top but the drive there and back is just as mysterious. Just remember to drive responsibly on hairpin curves. We recommend...More
Everyone in the car was scared because there are no guardrails. But just hang on and enjoy the ride. Stop at the mountain tundra site and hike along the trails. Next stop at the Jesus trees. Yes- that is what I call them because they...More
I became a real Coloradan, so last weekend he drove us up Mount Evans to complete my very first 14er!
(Fine, technically I ascended my first 14er in a car, so I'll still need to actually climb a 14er...someday.)
For $15, we got a day...More
Colorado Rockies has great powder snow, and it is so beautiful. We ski at copper mountain and Aspen and we love them both. The Aspen village also has many good restaurants and stores. Highly recommend!
Drive up and take in fabulous vistas that will be in your memory forever. Choose a summer day, as temperature at this altitude are much cooler than at lower elevations. Always have hat, gloves and jackets with you. Watch for wild life and enjoy a...More
In the spring/summer, yes. Drive up the road. Then the last few hundred feet is trail to get to the summit - if baby is in a back-pack or front carrier or something similar would be fine for someone in good shape. Baby... More
In the spring/summer, yes. Drive up the road. Then the last few hundred feet is trail to get to the summit - if baby is in a back-pack or front carrier or something similar would be fine for someone in good shape. Baby couldn't walk it.