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Mount Evans

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Denver, CO 80452
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive up Mount Evans in a Mini Cooper was awesome. Lots of twists and turns as you climb to 14,000 feet. The views are breathtaking at the top. This is worth seeing.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's okay, I still give it five stars. The week after Labor Day, the road from Summit Lake to the peak is closed until next year, but it was still an amazing experience. Not many places can you drive to 13,000 feet on a paved...More

1  Thank Jake C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the drive to the top of Mount Evans when I was in Denver in August. Being the proverbial flatlander, I was blown away by the scenery and vistas. Not an easy drive but well worth it. Definitely take the hike up the last few...More

Thank jaymoorescmo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was a great hike. the top is super crowded at the observatory but not many people on the trail.

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Denver, I had to make the trip to see Mt Evans! It was the best part of my week! The drive towards Mt Evans is beautiful. I went the day after Labor Day- and they leaves were already changing fall colors. People arent...More

1  Thank Hgtravl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views driving up and at Summit Lake were amazing. Unfortunately the road was closed after Summit Lake to the peak. We hiked near Summit Lake and a few other locations. We highly recommend going to Mt Evans if you have time!

Thank Dennis A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most thrilling experiences close into Denver. As one of the 14ers but within the city limits - one would never imagined driving almost straight up so high that the wind blows cold at the top. Mountain goats and sheep can...More

1  Thank MBSalmon
Reviewed September 11, 2018

WE went up on the Wednesday after Labor Day. The top was closed the day before so we could only go up to an area about 6 miles up the road. Well worth the small fee you pay at the booth on the bottom where...More

Thank ted u
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Mt. Evans is really breathtaking. The beauty is awesome! We drove to near the top. Saw a bunch of mountain goats up close. The road normally opens on Memorial Day and closes on Labor Day but they had not had their first snow so it...More

2  Thank NanaMarge
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Can't say I recommend driving down the mountain in the dark, like we did - especially with a low gas tank. Poor planning on hubby's part, but all is good. Took our German friends to the top, only one went to the summit and had...More

1  Thank Nowiki
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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