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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are not going to climb a fourteener, this is your chance to experience one without having to climb it. Close to Denver, accessible by car... beautiful views! Only open in the summer and it costs $15 to drive up unless you have a...More

1  Thank Anna20110
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a view! I agree with other reviewers - the drive is not for the faint of heart. It may even be more impactful to your health than walking up. The road keeps getting narrower and narrower with less and less guard rails while getting...More

2  Thank Philip R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drive itself is great experience , the road is full of turns and be prepared to drive on the edge of the cliff without any guard railings . After you park you can climb 100 feet to the top of the mountain . It gets...More

1  Thank monis
Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is an incredible place, just about 90 mins drive from Denver and a must watch in summer as its open only for about 3 months, unlike pikes peak which is open all over the year. The drive over last 5 miles is a little...More

1  Thank sjnv
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful drive to the (almost) top of this 14’er. $15/car to enter - faster if you have cash. Be sure to climb to the top of what looks like a rock pile for spectacular views.

1  Thank SHEILA M
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Ok so first, I should mention, that I'm not an adrenaline junkie. I don't make it a habit to jump out of planes (ever) and I don't go on roller coasters often. And I don't like "heights". So take what I say with a grain...More

4  Thank ElisaLovesLife
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

This was not as exciting/pretty as I remember from childhood. I think Guenella Pass is a prettier drive with better hiking trails and it’s free. It cost $15 to get in. The top of the mountains parking area was way overcrowded and they wanted a...More

1  Thank Olivehue1
Reviewed August 13, 2018

July 4th weekend. Snow, thunder, and lightning at 13500 feet. Incredible view and a wild trip to the top. Must see

2  Thank Hoser13
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Vehicle pass, $15, is valid on day of purchase and next 2 days. The Recreation Area is on the Arapaho National Forest and permits to drive room the top of the highest paved road in North America. In 45 minutes you reach the summit at...More

4  Thank BUGI_70
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

About a 2 hr drive from Denver. Once you enter the Mt Evans sign , the drive starts with winding roads with not railings on the side. Following the speed signs and warnings makes the drive enjoyable. Take multiple stops to enjoy the beauty around....More

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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! :)
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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
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