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Mount Evans

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Not many places offer the view that you get from the top of the Mt. Evans Highway. Make sure you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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After the drive up the beautiful Scenic Byway, we parked in the lot (parking can be tricky!!) and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not many places offer the view that you get from the top of the Mt. Evans Highway. Make sure you dress warm because it is not uncommon to have snow at the top even in July.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank J D
Reviewed 4 days ago

After the drive up the beautiful Scenic Byway, we parked in the lot (parking can be tricky!!) and continued on foot to the summit. Wow. Was beautiful - but a bit crowded with people of all ages and pets. Not bad, but definitely not solitude...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RAJKIN96
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had done the drive 20 years ago in July and it was too foggy. We decided to go again near the end of the season on labor day weekend. If you live in CO, hike a smaller peak and avoid the crowds. It was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Robin E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing experience. The drive can be a little adventurous if you're not used to the Colorado roads but an absolute must if you have the time to make the trip. Paved road to a nice parking lot only a few feet from one of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Scott A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are not big hikers and my sons would not have been able to reach other summits so Mount Evans was a great option. Stunning views and an overall enjoyable experience

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank harber1978
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not necessarily the tide to the very top but from Idaho Springs to Evergreen, this road past Echo Lake with a touristy stop at the lodge near Echo Lake is a great two lane ride on one of the best high altitude roads in America...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Staminack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breath taking views. Frozen lake was magnificent! Even though the highest elevations were closed, we could enjoy spectacular views.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tishmango
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't believe I've lived here for 20 years and have never done the road to Mt Evans. When I went this summer the views were beautiful and the road was fun, but long. The baby sheep at the top were adorable. Bring a picnic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ColoradoTravelsWorld
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My son has been asking to see snow for almost all of 2018, so I bought a flight and a rental car to get to Mount Evans. It did not disappoint! Cold and snowy. Absolutely beautiful!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank G4869XOalanr
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We saw mountain goats and a ram very close. Our friend recommended this instead of Pikes Peak because she said that was too commercialized. We did the right thing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wbwelsh
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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! :)
August 24, 2018|
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Response from Countrykatydid | 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