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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Denver, CO
+1 303-567-4660
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Amazing Experience - both times!

WOW, just wow. This was our second trip up, went last year too, and it did not disappoint. Went... read more

Reviewed yesterday
follyfx
The easiest 14er

The way to the Mount Evans is strewn with lakes, greenery and wildlife. The sight from the top is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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This high-altitude scenic drive climbs more than 7,000 feet in just 28 miles, reaching an altitude of 14,264 feet.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed yesterday

WOW, just wow. This was our second trip up, went last year too, and it did not disappoint. Went opening weekend. Left about 9.30am from Lakewood and there was only a 3 car line at the entry gate - whew. When we came down at...More

Thank follyfx
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The way to the Mount Evans is strewn with lakes, greenery and wildlife. The sight from the top is mind blowing. You can see till the horizon on a bright day which are plenty around this part of the country. The sunset is mesmerizing over...More

Thank travelleriam22
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love the road (highest paved road in the US) to the top of Mt Evans. Plenty of wildlife to observe from marmots to the Rocky Mountain Goats. Be careful - observe from a distance.

Thank Terry W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Try to go on a sunny day the best views. Cloudy days or reduced visibility greatly diminishes the experience. We brought sandwiches and ate lunch at the top. The views are outstanding and the mountain goats are amusing. There are multiple opportunities to stop and...More

Thank Alan304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a group of 4 bikes rode up, it was amazing view, at the top was 34 degrees with a 40 mile an hour wind, we were freezing, but there were people walking around in shorts, great road.

Thank michael m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive up was stunningly beautiful. Every twist and turn was a new view. We stopped at the pullout where the bristle cone trees were, and with assurances by the park ranger, continued our ascent uo the road. I made it two more turns and...More

2  Thank Jeff A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive from Bergen Park to Mt. Evans and then down to Idaho Springs is stunning. Beautiful vistas in either directions. Echo Lake has hiking trails but we were too winded to hike!!! We stopped so many times along the way we just kept getting...More

3  Thank Elizabeth G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The road to the top of Mt. Evans is open for the season. Best to arrive by 10am on weekends. After that the line to pay ($15 USD to top without National Park Pass). They do take credit cards, but that line is slower. Bring...More

9  Thank Kaladawg
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

I was torn between rating this drive a 5 because of the sheer amazingly, awe-inspiring fear and dread for driver, and a 1 for the exact same reason. We had driven down from Breckenridge & did a 3 hour white-water raft trip out of Idaho...More

26  Thank John S
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Much as you might want to see and experience the wonderful Mt Evans Scenic Road, please note that it is not yet open for the 2018 season. It is usually open around Memorial Day, but some years the snow lasts into June. best to check...More

22  Thank James G
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Michael D
June 14, 2018|
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Response from mtnmncolo_9 | Reviewed this property |
James got it . If you have time stop at Red Rocks Amphitheatre!
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kbusam
May 27, 2018|
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Response from yyyzzz_utah | Reviewed this property |
It would not be good one way or another.
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May 12, 2018|
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Response from James G | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of tour comapnies that do summer tours which include Mt Evans as part of the itinerary. They also often include stops at Red Rocks and Idaho Springs or Georgetown, and usually take 7-8 hours or more. If... More
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