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Mount Evans, Denver

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#3 of 143 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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  • October 3, 2017
    I drove up Mt Evans in August. The views were breathtaking and it is always fun to see the Mountain Goats at the Summit!  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    It was raining the day my boyfriend and I went, however followed by the rain was a light fog across the mountains which was just absolutely beautiful! It was such a spectacular drive up to the top (al...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Stopped by Mt Evans on way to Denver and what a beautiful drive. Stopped at Summitt Lake (it was very cold up there) and views were to die for. Drive up and down were both a bit of a nail biter...but ...  more »

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