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Mount Evans, Denver

4.8
#2 of 248 in Nature in Colorado
Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
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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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  • The drive up was fun with plenty of wildlife to gawk at. The top is difficult to describe except to say that the views are spectacular. 
    The drive up was fun with plenty of wildlife to gawk at. The top is difficult to describe except to say that the views are spectacular.  more »
  • We were nervous because we went on a whim with no reservation not long before it closed, but we were able to pay and drive right in. We had to keep moving to not lose daylight, but it was an... 
    We were nervous because we went on a whim with no reservation not long before it closed, but we were able to pay and drive right in. We had to keep moving to not lose daylight, but it was an...  more »
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  • Mount Evans holds a near and dear place to my heart as it was my first 14er that I ever hiked, and with my late uncle at that. The hike itself is not bad for a 14,000 foot peak. It is strenuous but gradual and the views from the top ridge are absolutely breathtaking! If you don't want to hike it, you can drive to the top and just hike a little bit of ways to the summit. Watch for afternoon lightning as it can move up quick here! There's tons of marmots and mountain goats that are very comfortable around people so just keep your distance but enjoy the beauty of nature from one of the most beautiful spots in Colorado!
  • 10/10 recommend- this place is breathtaking. It makes you feel like you’re on top of the world. There is a plethora of wildlife that makes the entrance fee well worth it.

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