We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Evans

Features Animals
Denver, CO
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Day Tour of Mt Evans from Denver
More Info
and up
Mount Evans Tour: Best Views Close to Denver
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“echo lake” (187 reviews)
“paved road” (156 reviews)
“idaho springs” (124 reviews)
Denver, CO
Write a Review
Reviews (2,070)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,974 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great way to spend a summer family driving up to the top (or close to it) of one of the highest Rocky Mtn peaks - Mt Evans (near The town of Idaho Springs). The wildlife fantastic eye-catching views, are well worth the drive....More

Thank martin q
Reviewed 3 days ago

You do need someone at the wheel who is experienced with and comfortable with narrow roads, super sharp switch backs, no guard rails and sheer drops on the side of the road. The views are stunning all the way up! Take a coat and a...More

Thank Buddhika S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love this place. This is the highest paved road in the USA. There is a nice rest building at the top. Have to take care because heavy snow can happen any moment with any warning.

Thank Lewis B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a super fun drive! Unfortunately, we did not know the last few miles to the top were closed after Labor Day. It was hot in Denver, but frigid up at summit lake! Make sure you bring many layers! Since we couldn't drive to...More

Thank Rachel V
Reviewed 5 days ago

Whenever I have guests who are new to Colorado, this is one of the first things we do! Amazing opportunity and just an hour from Denver. Drive nearly to the top of a 14er, and probably see some wildlife along the way. (Only open between...More

Thank HowdyColo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a narrow road to the top. A good stop is Summit Lake. The parking lot at the top is very busy. Drive with care, mountain goats came right up to our car. (No, we did not entice them). Dress in layers. It was 93...More

Thank Amy Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here's your chance to summit a Colorado "Fourteener" without ever leaving your car! On our last trip we started up with our grandkids on a beautiful day. We stopped twice on the way up, once to observe a small herd of mountain goats and once...More

Thank Rangerwin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to mark off this 14'er if you're visiting Denver, just make sure you've got a good driver. Roads are twisty and turny and very narrow. It's a beautiful scenic view and well worth the drive to the top. Mountain goats get so close you...More

Thank winelover128
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Denver on June of 2017. I did not go around in Denver, but I did go to mount Evans and it was a breath taking. it was more than what I have expected and you can see the tip of the mounts....More

Thank Nouf A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are so happy that we went on Labor Day as they closed the following day. The drive was incredible. Did have a little trouble with the altitude but a must see!

Thank ROTNewYork
Nearby Restaurants
Silver Plume Tea Room
12 reviews
14.08 km away
The Alpine Restaurant & Bar
312 reviews
14.52 km away
The Happy Cooker
309 reviews
13.98 km away
97 reviews
14.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Guanella Pass
247 reviews
6.23 km away
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
800 reviews
.01 km away
Summit Lake Park
26 reviews
3.60 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ritika J
7 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Kevran | Reviewed this property |
The visitor's center and the summit parking lot are wheel chair friendly. There's no way to get to the very top however, except on foot.
16 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from Jim E | Reviewed this property |
You are at 14,000 + feet at the very top and it is more comfortable temperature wise. You can just go to Summit Lake and it is 11,000+ feet and see how you feel as well as the kiddo. The altitude does get to many people... More
Biljana K
9 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Tom R | Reviewed this property |
It's not stroller friendly walking to the top. If you want to have stroller access, the lake just below the summit, where there is a scenic view, has a trail that can be walked with a stroller.