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Mount Evans, Denver

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#3 of 143 in Nature in Colorado
Towering 4,348 m (14,265 ft) above the Great Plains, Mount Evans serves as a symbol of the Denver skyline and the site of the highest paved road in North America. The peak represents one of Colorado's "fourteeners," mountains standing more than 4,267 m (14,000 ft) high. You can hike and drive along its extensive network of trails and roads. As you make your way to the summit, you'll be treated to sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and plains; keep an eye out for the occasional grazing buffalo. Take precautions before you go--the peak's extreme weather at the summit and its height can cause altitude sickness. Add Mount Evans to your Denver travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Denver trip planner.
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  • Just within 45 minutes drive of Denver is the magical Mt. Evans. You can drive your car to the top and see gorgeous white mountain goats, marmots, big horn sheep, You can be in shorts and a t-shirt in...  more »
  • My friend and I drove up Mount Evans. You can't beat the views as you drive around. The summit is very crowded to park in, but it's worth the frustration. We walked from the lot to the very top, which...  more »
  • You might describe Mt. Evans as the poor man's Pike's Peak. It's much closer to Denver but the last time I was up the road wasn't in great shape. Road maintenance at high altitudes is a challenge to s...  more »

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