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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

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Address: Denver, CO
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This high-altitude scenic drive climbs more than 7,000 feet in just 28...

This high-altitude scenic drive climbs more than 7,000 feet in just 28 miles, reaching an altitude of 14,264 feet.

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A great road trip with wonderful views

A nice road trip exploring very scenic Colorado. Mountains, lakes, wildlife out every window. God on sunny days and also good on the inclement weather days in the springs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice road trip exploring very scenic Colorado. Mountains, lakes, wildlife out every window. God on sunny days and also good on the inclement weather days in the springs (although the views are not as good in the clouds - it is still a good drive)

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can visit Mt. Evans one of two ways if your coming from the Denver area. Way-one entails taking I-70 to the Evergreen exit then following the road to Evergreen you'll see a sign (small -medium) saying Mt. Evans. Taking this route is slower 9two lane)but, has unique stops for overview of mountainous area's. You have to pay a fee,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always take visiting guests along this route. Every turn you take leads to a new vista to view. This is a do not miss while in Denver. It is close and you can go to Beau Jo's or Tommyknocker Brewery in Idaho Springs on your way there or back!! Plan on 4 hours.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Alpine meadows, Rocky Mountain goats and much more can be studied and enjoyed on this winding drive. Not for speedsters. Talk your time and linger. There's a lovely camping/picnic area and a vintage log structure/gift shop/restaurant just outside the entrance to the federal park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every year when I come home from our summer business in WY we take a drive over this beautiful road. Our friend rode his bike over it last fall and was wowed! In the summer the little gift shop and cafe are a wonderful stop after a hike along the top. You won't regret this choice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I live in Broomfield and do not drive this road often but we had a friend visiting from England so I took him. I had forgotten how beautiful of a drive this is. This is a fantastic thing to do with out of town guests. There is a short hike to the peak of Mt Evans that even out of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive up Mt Evans is great. We like to park by the lake and walk around with the dogs. Bring lots of water and some Advil for sure. Enjoy!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have driven this road at least five times over the past 30 years. FYI: It is closed in the winter, but who would want to drive it in the winter anyway--not me! So, when you start, you are at the base of Echo Lake--a very pretty stop before you head up. Visit the stone bldg. right there to get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of many of our favorite places to visit. The views are endless and the colors in the fall are phenomenal. There are places to stop and hike and explore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mountains are just so beautiful and spiritual. You have to see it for yourself. It was a bit of a drive but we'll worth the time. My kids loved it as much as we did. We are from Pennsylvania were there are mountains but nothing that even compared to the mountains that Colorado had to offer. The people were... More 

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