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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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  • Beautiful view. You can access this even in the winter. Cool and comfortable in the summer and windy in the winter. Driving conditions can be hard in the winter. 
  • A must! Very scenic. Great stop offs! Picturesque scenery! Loved every second! The lake is amazing! Will go back! 
  • Great drive and lots of wildlife to see! Take a snack and sit and enjoy the big horn sheep, deer, birds.