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Mount Evans

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were staying in Denver and it came up as a great choice and tripadvisor did not let me down. It was a long trip it took almost 2 hours to get there because of traffic. It is 14 miles drive up to the summit....More

Thank Steven V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great scenic place to visit if you don’t mind driving on a mountain road with no guardrails. We took a tour to there from Denver, so we didn’t have to do the driving. Please don’t try to drive up there if you are in a...More

Thank iheartdm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At the top, simply a restroom but views were awesome. Winding road slow going but faster than nearby Pikes Peak trek. Numerous Mountain goats were a bonus

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I joined my husband at the 2018 AVMA Conference in Denver Colorado for 5 days. We decided to rent a car and have an adventure to Mount Evans. The drive took approximately 45 minutes. The drive was along 2 lane roads and very curvy without...More

Thank bmoresista
Reviewed 4 days ago

This drive was pretty hard for me. I read reviews about the intense drive along cliffs with no guard rail. This was my first time on a road like that. Wow, scary for me. We got to Summit Lake at 12,800 ft which was really...More

Thank jhild2100
Reviewed 5 days ago

The scenic byway drive is increasingly breathtaking as you get closer to the summit. The anticipation builds and is well worth the wait when you reach the top. Be advised to bring a sweater (even in the summer) as temperatures are in the low 50's....More

Thank Ev S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I mean, if you're this close to Mt. Evans you must take a day trip up to the top. What an experience! So many things to see and places to pull over and take in along the journey. So many mountain goats! There are a...More

1  Thank Morgan J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Road is safe, the scenery is spectacular, the summit is spectactulious...summer is the time to go, closest you get to being in the heavens outside of heaven..

2  Thank Hmitchard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are unprecedented, cheap outing for the family. If narrow winding roads aren’t for you then don’t plan on making this trip. If you love beautiful views for miles make the trip. It was $15 to get up the mountain we didn’t have a...More

1  Thank ben r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrive early and make sure you have a confident driver behind the wheel since the roads are narrow with lots of switchbacks. Also, if you are visiting from out of town, make sure you've adjusted to the altitude and give yourself a few days before...More

3  Thank Amy Z
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Kerry J
July 15, 2018|
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Response from bookbuy_7 | Reviewed this property |
I would check with the website and also the park itself before you go.
Tory S
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Tom W | Reviewed this property |
Into the park was another lake called "Summit Lake" i believe. That was incredibly beautiful and actually inside the park on the drive to the top of Mt. Evans.
Sravanthi S
July 8, 2018|
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Response from chubs99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. You have to drive slow. Also bring winter gear. Hats, gloves, and jacket. Its cold up on top