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Mount Evans

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Amazing views!

Loved the views from the top. Bring a sweater and or jacket as it can be cold. Worth the drive but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Exciting ride to the top--not sure about the view...

The ride on Mt Evans Road was very exciting--all kinds of weather, from rain, to sunshine to fog... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sonia F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the views from the top. Bring a sweater and or jacket as it can be cold. Worth the drive but you'll want to be careful due to the narrow roads.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride on Mt Evans Road was very exciting--all kinds of weather, from rain, to sunshine to fog and snow. The view can be iffy depending on the weather, but definitely worth the climb.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sonia F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mount Evans road makes getting to the top of a 14er accessible to everyone. The narrow winding road provides vistas of the Rocky Mountains. A stop for a picnic lunch at Summit Lake is perfect before heading up the remainder of the road, Summer weekend...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MBarb10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend some time. 1 hour or so from the city of Denver. Avoid the traffic in winter and head out early

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GCHensley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazingly easy way to get a great view from the top of a 14'er. The road (harrowing as it may be to some drivers) will take you nearly to the top of the mountain. Along the way, you'll see incredible landscapes and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 317noscreenname
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Not many places offer the view that you get from the top of the Mt. Evans Highway. Make sure you dress warm because it is not uncommon to have snow at the top even in July.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank J D
Reviewed 9 December 2018

After the drive up the beautiful Scenic Byway, we parked in the lot (parking can be tricky!!) and continued on foot to the summit. Wow. Was beautiful - but a bit crowded with people of all ages and pets. Not bad, but definitely not solitude...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RAJKIN96
Reviewed 3 December 2018

We had done the drive 20 years ago in July and it was too foggy. We decided to go again near the end of the season on labor day weekend. If you live in CO, hike a smaller peak and avoid the crowds. It was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Robin E
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Absolutely amazing experience. The drive can be a little adventurous if you're not used to the Colorado roads but an absolute must if you have the time to make the trip. Paved road to a nice parking lot only a few feet from one of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Scott A
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

We are not big hikers and my sons would not have been able to reach other summits so Mount Evans was a great option. Stunning views and an overall enjoyable experience

Date of experience: August 2018
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5 September 2018|
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Response from Cherry R | Reviewed this property |
Check the website. Is possibly already closed for the season.
Steve N
28 August 2018|
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Response from TanjaRiitta | Reviewed this property |
Hi, pick up truck is fine! We had a buss and there was enough parking place for that too. Enjoy your visit! :)
24 August 2018|
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Response from Countrykatydid | Reviewed this property |
Remember you are flying into Denver. Our last trip out, we waited 2 hours just for a rental car. arrive at 9:30. luggage and rental car out by 10:30. Arrive at base of Mt Evans 12:30 Summit at 1:15 3 hrs to Estes Park... More