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Mount Evans, Denver

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#2 of 206 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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  • Getting to the highest paved road in North America is easy. Take I-70 to Idaho Springs and follow the signs. Take a jacket even in summer, it is cold at 14,000 feet. Take a camera there are mountain g...  more »
  • Best to go in summer. Top of mountain is gorgeous and a tough climb. Spots to camp. Restaurant at top. Lake.  more »
  • It is great to take the road up to the top! The Mountain goats are very tame and you can get great pictures of them.  more »
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  • A must see/do. Breathtaking views the entire way up. Echo Lake is also a beautiful place to stop and visit. Road isn't the best as you get close to the top, but definitely worth visiting. Can be very busy on weekends, especially holiday weekends, and during the peak season.
  • An amazing drive on the way up and down. Not for the faint at heart as the road is right near the edge of the cliffs. But the view from the top makes it worth it. Don't miss it if you are in Colorado during the summer!
  • A wonderful place to visit, but it will be crowded on weekends. The road gets very narrow at the top, so be ready for some close maneuvering. Fantastic views, and a sure fire place to see wild mountain goats.
  • Absolutely gorgeous. Make sure you stop by Summit Lake on your way to the top. There are also many little hiking paths you can take so make sure you park your car on the side on your way to the top to view the scenery and explore. Parking can get difficult midday during busy seasons so make an effort to go early.
  • Awesome place to visit. The highest point in U.S. to drive. Use to be a restaurant here. An observatory, as well. It's 14,200 feet in elevation here. Start of exploring slowly till you get use to the elevation. A must visit. Bring a camera.

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