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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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  • We spend the better part of a morning driving up to the top of Mt. Evans and it was totally worth it! Unfortunately it was foggy by the time we got to the top, but it was still a great experience. We ...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful drives we have in Colorado and one of the highest. Springtime in the Rockies!! Can't go wrong on this drive!  more »
  • Best to go in the late spring and summer. But if you have the time to make it up here it is well worth it for view seekers and amateur photographers alike.  more »