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Mount Evans Scenic Byway, Denver
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Mount Evans Scenic Byway climbs over 2,130 m (7,000 ft) in 45 km (28 mi) as the highest paved road in North America. Winding through the high plains of Colorado, you'll drive through forested areas of pine and aspen to the summit, at 4,300 m (14,120 ft). Along the way, stop off at Echo Lake, which offers numerous trails for hikers, fishing opportunities, and picnic tables. Watch for mountain goats and bighorn sheep at the top. If you need maps and information on hiking trails, visit the National Forest Information Center at Idaho Springs before you leave. Our Denver itinerary planner makes visiting Mount Evans Scenic Byway and other Denver attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 2000 metres above sea level just from the road climbs up to 4300 m. Scenic Byway has been specified, it is much more beautiful scenery on the way. In addition, the elevation rises each in different vegetation is seen, or the goat or Marmot on the roadside, so enjoy the drive way. You want to go again.
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  • Great drive and great sites. Yes be careful to plan ahead to know how long the trip is and consider bringing food along. 
  • This place is just magic and pretty and breath taking views. It is nice to walk around, look at what the Mother Nature has to offer. Peaceful