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. Plan trip to Denver with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • The scenic byway starts in a little town called Idaho Springs. Before you drive onto the Byway, do yourself a favor and stop in Idaho Springs for lunch and to see a gorgeous little town.The people liv...  more »
  • The drive up from Denver is an excellent day drive and getaway. Stop in Idaho Springs for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a little historical town shopping. The drive to Mt. Evans include a few stops alo...  more »
  • Intersting drive,beutiful landscape and I really enjoyed time spent here,you have to expirience it.Would definently recommend visiting,  more »
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