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Mount Evans Scenic Byway, Denver

Categories: Scenic Drives, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • This was one of the best times I had during my Denver visit. It was such a beautiful drive. I can't wait to go back. 
  • If you have the time and love adventure, scenic views and exciting driving, then this is the ultimate experience. Stunning. 
  • Driving up to the mountain was so much fun until the rain comes. We were almost to the peak but due to rain we barely see the road and everyone who have been there know how narrow and steep it is. But...  read more »
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