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Mount Evans, Denver

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#3 of 143 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. Plan to see Mount Evans and other attractions that appeal to you using our Denver vacation planner.
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  • It was a beautiful drive! View from the summit were breathtaking! Road is pretty narrow, have to be careful while driving. Saw a bunch of mountain goats on the way. once you pay the entree fees, there...  more »
  • Absolutely worth the drive!! Very beautiful! The kids were amazed at the temp change. They loved making snowballs in JULY!!!  more »
  • Wow, what a drive! It starts off rather unassuming, but as it starts climbing the mountain and gaining elevation, the road can seem a bit scary. However, most of the road was in good shape, except for...  more »

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