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“WOW”

Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Ranked #6 of 255 things to do in Denver
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Owner description: This high-altitude scenic drive climbs more than 7,000 feet in just 28 miles, reaching an altitude of 14,264 feet.
Louisville, Kentucky
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“WOW”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

The drive was beautiful. We could not get all the way to the top, but it was great even if a little cold and windy. The road is narrow but we have a jeep and had no problems. We did get to see some big horn sheep. Pretty amazing

Visited April 2014
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Redondo Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Road closed to the top, but still worth it”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Since we went in April, the road to the top was closed passed Lake Summit, but it was still gorgeous and a great way to spend the first half of the day. It takes about 45 minutes to get to the turn out in Idaho Springs, then another 30-45 to reach Lake Summit depending on if you stop for photos. The lake was still frozen over and was such a photogenic spot. We took the road down to Evergreen on the way back to make it a loop. Definitely worth it!

Visited April 2014
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Denver, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“middle of summer cold and windy respite from heat”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

The drive up Mount Evans is narrow and can be scary, but the views are beautiful. Go up, look around, and then go back down and have lunch at the Echo Lake Lodge.

Visited July 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Drive and Place to Visit Anytime”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

In late spring, summer, and fall, enjoy the beautiful views, nature centers, hike a few trails, view the wildlife, and finish by making the 2nd easiest climb of a 14,000 foot peak.

It can be cold any time of year, so go dressed for cold and windy weather at the top. If you are lucky see Mountain Goats and Big Horn Sheep. Enjoy trees twisted and wind blown, or the very small flowers and plants growing in the high alpine meadows.

Visited September 2013
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Idaho Springs
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Views are amazing”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Driving to more than 14,000 feet is exhilarating . If only the US Forest Service would remove it 's silly fee

Visited July 2013
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