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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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Great drive (scary at times!)

We spend the better part of a morning driving up to the top of Mt. Evans and it was totally worth it! Unfortunately it was foggy by the time we got to the top, but it was still a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spend the better part of a morning driving up to the top of Mt. Evans and it was totally worth it! Unfortunately it was foggy by the time we got to the top, but it was still a great experience. We were very excited that we got to see mountain goat!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful drives we have in Colorado and one of the highest. Springtime in the Rockies!! Can't go wrong on this drive!

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best to go in the late spring and summer. But if you have the time to make it up here it is well worth it for view seekers and amateur photographers alike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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