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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Denver, CO
+1 303-567-4660
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The Mountain Goats

We took out of state friends up here, they were blown away! Saw 12 Mountain Goats and 6 Big Horn... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dave L
Denver, Colorado
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Great views, less touristy then Pike's Peak!

We did Pike's Peak one day and Evan's the following day. Evan's is much less commercial, no guard... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took out of state friends up here, they were blown away! Saw 12 Mountain Goats and 6 Big Horn Sheep, perfect day weather wise, take a coat or wind breaker with you, remember the elevation and lack of oxygen can get you quickly so...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did Pike's Peak one day and Evan's the following day. Evan's is much less commercial, no guard rails, no train and store at the peak! Plus is was $15 for the car load for a 3 day pass compared to $15 PER PERSON at...More

Thank c3pon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About an hour to the west of Denver is the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, the highest paved road in the US. It reaches over 14,000 feet in altitude, well past the tree line. I recommend having someone with you in case you cannot handle the...More

1  Thank jw s
Reviewed 1 week ago

BEAUTIFUL! GO!!!! This is one of the most awesome rides you can take. Oh and try a trip in the fall the trees are like fire works.

Thank 469coloradokid
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough about the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. This is one of the most scenic drives in the world. (In my opinion). It is too hard to describe, just check it out for yourself. The top of Mount Evans is mind blowing, check...More

Thank jmickschl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only word that I can use to describe this drive is MAJESTIC! If you are not used to heights, then the drive up will be an intense, nail-bitting experience, but the pure of the experience will somehow make you look forward to what awaits...More

Thank Frantz M
Reviewed 1 week ago

To prepare, bring sufficient water as the altitude can be noticeable as you reach the peak. Rain repelling jackets are recommended to have on hand if the weather turns bad. If you like altitude and views, this may be for you. The drive from Evergreen...More

Thank breakanother
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just happended to run across this when we were traveling back to denver to catch out flight the next morning. We decided to take a detour and go check it out. We are so glad we did. It was well worth the extra miles....More

Thank 11emptynest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go ahead, make the trip. Make the trip if it is over 90 degrees in Denver! You will feel so MUCH BETTER!

1  Thank erayfield
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mount Evans Colorado Scenic Byway is the highest paved road in the United States, Incredible view over 14,000 above sea level, worth to go there

Thank Pawel W
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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
4 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
23 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