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Mount Evans, Denver

#2 of 243 in Nature in Colorado
Mountain · Nature / Park
Towering 4,348 m (14,265 ft) above the Great Plains, Mount Evans serves as a symbol of the Denver skyline and the site of the highest paved road in North America. The peak represents one of Colorado's "fourteeners," mountains standing more than 4,267 m (14,000 ft) high. You can hike and drive along its extensive network of trails and roads. As you make your way to the summit, you'll be treated to sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and plains; keep an eye out for the occasional grazing buffalo. Take precautions before you go--the peak's extreme weather at the summit and its height can cause altitude sickness. Add Mount Evans to your Denver travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Denver trip planner.
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  • Gorgeous drive up to the (near) top of Mount Evans with many great stops along the way. A short walk from the parking lot gets you to the top with spectacular 360 degree views, and when we went...  more »
  • What a great drive up Mount Evans, beautiful scenery and mountain goats everywhere. We are from New Orleans and the high attitude kicked out butts but so worth it. Reservations needed to keep...  more »
  • Family of six 51-15 year olds. I’m 51 and in ok shape but not a hiker. Drive up majority, moderate hike to summit at the end, just take your time and no problem. The highlight of our week long...  more »
  • An amazing trip up! Beautiful drive but unpredictable weather. Be sure to acclimate prior to heading to the top!
  • Awesome hike. Tough, always start counterclockwise wise
  • Rocky Mountain Bliss
  • An amazing activity! We saw mountain goats aplenty and enjoyed the drive.
  • Great place for hiking. I love it. Take you time and enjoy, everything is amazing around!

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