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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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Take your time and enjoy!!

Drive slow and enjoy the landscape! You will need the camera and get out of the car and walk around at the pull outs. A must see in Colorado!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bob B
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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The winding road up the mountain is kind of narrow. Not for flat landers or acrophobiacs.who are driving. Some nice scencery, watch out for the white (non-native) mountain goats. About half way up there is park with a lake. At the top there is an observatory. At the bottom there is a lake and a restaurant serving standard American fare.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive slow and enjoy the landscape! You will need the camera and get out of the car and walk around at the pull outs. A must see in Colorado!!

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the best place to go if you're looking for isolated and serene. However, if you need a quick day trip that's an hour away from Denver, this is a beautiful place to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going to Utah, the southern route along I-70 is much more scenic than the I-80 route, unless you like activities like counting fenceposts. Goes through an amazing moutain pass just west of Denver. If you have time drive the Mount Evans scenic byway, it is worth it...in the summer. In the winter you might end up shoving... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great drive and great sites. Yes be careful to plan ahead to know how long the trip is and consider bringing food along.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This place is just magic and pretty and breath taking views. It is nice to walk around, look at what the Mother Nature has to offer. Peaceful

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I am not sure how to rate nature. This is a well maintained road taking you through absolutely breathtaking scenery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Beautiful view. You can access this even in the winter. Cool and comfortable in the summer and windy in the winter. Driving conditions can be hard in the winter.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

A must! Very scenic. Great stop offs! Picturesque scenery! Loved every second! The lake is amazing! Will go back!

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Great drive and lots of wildlife to see! Take a snack and sit and enjoy the big horn sheep, deer, birds.

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