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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Denver, CO
+1 303-567-4660
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superb views!

A scenic byway indeed. make sure your car's engines and brakes are not due for maintenance because... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2015
Singapore, Singapore
Beautiful Scenery

We took this scenic byway on our way to Avon, Colorado. It was reported that the road was not open... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2015
Phillipsburg, Kansas
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

A scenic byway indeed. make sure your car's engines and brakes are not due for maintenance because the gradient and curves are tough on vehicles indeed. And always remind your driver to keep his/her eyes on the road. The views are so nice the driver's...More

Thank darreh
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We took this scenic byway on our way to Avon, Colorado. It was reported that the road was not open to the top, so we didn't go that far. We enjoyed the cooler temps and wandering around Echo Lake. It's an absolute beautiful area. We...More

1  Thank rbwildcat
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Great scenic route that's worth the short from Denver. Got lots of breathtaking views. Stopped for lunch and some hiking at Arapahoe National Park since the road to the summit of Mount Evans was closed. Our only setback was a bike race taking place on...More

1  Thank Cwinterb13
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Gorgeous vistas all the way. Drove from Idaho Springs to Evergreen and it was spectalular. A must see when in Denver.

Thank AMF2224
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Great drive with amazing views. Must see. Scary at times. Bring warm clothes. Crowded on weekend. Wildlife

Thank None840
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Great views and a beautiful and exciting road to drive. The last 50 meters you will have to walk. 4280 meter high! Make also a stop at the Visitor Center and watch >1500 Year Old trees

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 2 August 2015

This is a trip that I inevitably take yearly. The experience is second to none. Do take a little time to walk the interpretive plant paths.

1  Thank PTBoat67
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Make sure your camera is fully charged and you have plenty of space on your memory card......in other words many photo ops along this drive. Echo lake.......we had it to ourselves on a weekday in June. Mt Evans? Road was closed. Sad about that, but...More

1  Thank Marcia L
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Beautiful location. The drive from Denver to Mt. Evans was gorgeous. It must be spectacular in the fall.

Thank penguin51
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I'm only giving 4 stars rather than 5 because I am so happy that I didn't have to drive. There's SO much to look at as you go along. Echo Lake is lovely. There's a shop there to park and take a break if you're...More

Thank Lilymae71
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Alice M
31 July 2017|
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Response from James G | Reviewed this property |
In late September, I would first check the road and make sure it is open. You would be getting close to snow season at that elevation, and once the road drifts over, it is closed for the season, not opening until about... More
3 July 2017|
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Response from Scott L | Reviewed this property |
There is none. It is a very worthwhile trip if you decide. Easy drive from Denver. If you decide to, go on Tue-Thur and there will much less traffic.
Cecilia P
22 June 2017|
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Response from Gretchen Splint... B | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how busy the road is the day your visit is how fast you can make it up. If you want to hike to the top which is about 1/4 mile hike and take pictures, I would give yourself 3 hours round trip. You may be able... More