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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Denver, CO
+1 303-567-4660
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Best drive ever!

Scary and fun drive up to Mount Evans. The road had its potjoles and things like that, but nothing... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
rjcollazo
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Gurabo, Puerto Rico
Great Drive

I have done this drive many times , so many things to see and do. Check out the road up to summit... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
mtnmncolo_9
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Denver, Colorado
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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.
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

Scary and fun drive up to Mount Evans. The road had its potjoles and things like that, but nothing worst than what I have to endure every day in Puerto Rico. Lots of wildlife up close and nice Visitors Center and small trails. Excellent place...More

6  Thank rjcollazo
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

I have done this drive many times , so many things to see and do. Check out the road up to summit lake one of the highest in US. Very close to Denver also,so you can visit Idaho Spring too or end up in Evergreen!

1  Thank mtnmncolo_9
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

My husband and I took the long way home (off the highway) from a weekend getaway near Idaho Springs, and found ourselves coming over the west side of Mount Evans. I commented that I thought that the views rivaled Rocky Mountain National Park, they were...More

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Reviewed December 1, 2017

We didn't make it to the top of Mount Evans due to winter closure, but we enjoyed the drive and the numerous viewpoints and stops. Echo Lake is worth a good 30 minute stop. It's quiet and peaceful and if you find some sun, you...More

Thank jazzie F
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

1st I am a lover of National Parks...but we made trip to Denver and Rocky Mtn National Park and I have to say that MT EVANS is equally breath taking and just essentially right there a quick travel from Denver and magnificent views. We saw...More

1  Thank mary s
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

Mount Evans scenic Byway is beautiful day trip. Try to go during the week as weekends can get really busy up there. I-70 getting up there also gets bogged down on the weekends. Well worth the trip, better with less traffic.

1  Thank Lance Y
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

This was a very pretty drive and a nice day trip. Recommended if you have time. Great view of Denver from the top. Check for snow before you go though.

1  Thank AUav8r
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

This is a beautiful, but scary drive if you're not used to driving through the mountain passes. Despite the 'scary' part of it, and the road condition not being the greatest, it is still worth the trip. The views are amazing. We visited towards the...More

2  Thank 542bernadettew
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

This is a very nice half day drive just west of Denver. Echo Lake is a great spot for a picnic. If you want a longer trip take the road to the top of Mt. Evans and enjoy the spectacular views. To make a loop...More

2  Thank Patrick D
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

This is only open a few months out of the year. The road to the top of Mt evans is not for the faint of heart. It is the highest mountain road in north america. There is a one lane gravel road at the top...More

1  Thank jackson5555
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MDB1973
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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Heidi B
April 29, 2018|
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Response from mtnmncolo_9 | Reviewed this property |
Rocky Mountain National Park is open in Winter you just cant go over the top but there is still much to see. I agree withothers just go I-70 west and their is much to do and see. heck at trip up tp Blackhawk and Central... More
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Luis P
April 24, 2018|
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Response from James G | Reviewed this property |
The Mt. Evans Auto Road Opened today; Friday, May 25, in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The Trail Ridge Road is also reported as open, as is Independence Pass. Not sure whether the Guanella Pass road is open -- check... More
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