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Mount Evans, Denver

4.8
#1 of 255 in Nature in Colorado
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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  • Totally worth to plan and drive up to the summit here, the road is awesome and so is the destination. Great to be around during Sunrise / Sunset.  more »
  • It's amazing being able to drive up a mountain, pack a lunch it's quite a drive up and then back down, lots to look at along the drive, the are several pull out spots along the way if the constant swi...  more »
  • Great views and saw wildlife making wonderful photo ops. The ride up and down was a bit nerve rattling at times. The road is crumbly, corners tight and blind, and your close to the edge with no rail. ...  more »
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  • Camera warning..... This location is fabulous!! You will see a "shot" that you must take as you climb up the mountain. Then, a little further, you see another "shot". Before long, you will have taken many, many photos. It is the purest and natural "high" for any photographer. It will also teach you how to edit or delete your photos!
  • This place was beyond our expectations. It was hell of the ride.So scary that I cannot explain in words but once you reach the top everything make sense. On the way there are beautiful lakes and views. If you are lucky you can see lots of mountain animals. I just wish that they make the road little broad or make it one way so that the ride is less scary.
  • The rangers are way better than Pike's peak, polite and friendly. Views are amazing. Dress warm bring real food.
  • The drive up the mountain was a fun, white-knuckled experience. I loved the views, at least what I could see when not laser-focused on the road. There are turns such that you can't see what's coming and it looks like your driving into the sky (Grease). Driving up Mt Evans is like being on a rollercoaster: terrifying, yet you want to do it again.
  • We loved visiting Mt. Evans! The view was breathtakingly beautiful and seeing mountain goats in their natural habitat will be one of my favorite memories of the whole trip. Highly recommend going! Just be sure you take a small car and are very comfortable driving it.
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