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“Mt. Evans”
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Mount Evans
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US$780.00*
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Private Day Tour of Mt Evans from Denver
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US$129.00*
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Mount Evans Tour: Best Views Close to Denver
Ranked #2 of 255 things to do in Denver
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Denver, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Mt. Evans”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Loved it, so many trails to hike and such great scenery. Weather is always unpredictable at the peak so pack a jacket.

Visited May 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“On Top of the World”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Mt Evans is a great opportunity for you to experience summiting a mountain without the physical climb. Accessible by car, but the drive is not for those who are scared of heights. The road to the top is a narrow two lane road as you ascend and descend this mountain. If you can brave the drive the view from the top is worth it & you may even experience a mountain goat or two along the way.

Visited October 2013
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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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“Great drive if your not afraid of heights”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Beautiful drive to one of Colorado's fourteeners. Lots of switch backs and very few guardrails so it is not for the faint of heart. There is a fee charged to go to the top and walk around the old stone building. Lots of times the mountain sheep will be wandering through the old building. If you are out for a drive and don't care if you get out at the top, you can tell them at the gate and skip the fee as the road is actually a publicly maintained road. However, they do have rangers at the top to make sure you don't cheat. That includes using the restrooms at the top. Whether you pay to stop or not, it will be a breath taking ride in every sense. Lots of marmots to photograph too!

Visited September 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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“Hike Evans to Bierstadt”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I had a limited amount of time when I was last in Denver to see various sites around town but was very glad that I took the time to go to Mt. Evans and take a few hours to hike the Sawtooth. I was staying downtown so I rented a car across from the convention center and drove out of town. Directions were very easy to follow from Denver going out I70 to Idaho Springs. The road once you get past Echo Lake park is a blast to drive. I would have liked to have had a Ferrari but my SUV did well anyway and offered me plenty of opportunities to pull off the road at various spots and take pictures. The summit offers amazing views so make sure to at least get out of the car and hike up from the parking area; it is well worth it. The hike across the Sawtooth is pretty tenuous at spots and the altitude makes it necessary to take a few stops along the way, but you are going to want to do that anyway. Bring layers of clothes and a hat as the temperature is drastically different at this elevation and the wind is constant. If it is a sunny day, you'll shed some layers along the way as it is pretty strenuous climbing up and down rocks. There is not a clear trail along the way, it is just scattered rocks to climb up and down and over and thru. The marmots along the way seemed surprised to see a visitor coming thru.

Visited June 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Scary yet superb....”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

This is an experience of a lifetime. I have never been more scared in all my life driving up a mountain. There were bicyclists everywhere on a road that is already narrow enough for two cars. I was white knuckled the whole way up and the whole way down the hill. At least the views were beyond breathtaking and the wildlife at the top of the summit made everything worthwhile. It is definitely worth the risk!

Visited November 2012
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