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Mount Evans, Denver

#2 of 244 in Nature in Colorado
Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
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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  • Since it was after labor day, we could only drive to Summit Lake, but that was plenty. We saw long horn sheep and beautiful views. Then hiked around. Liked the timed entry since there were no crowds.  more »
  • Highest motorable peak in USA! It is a must visit place in all seasons. The access to the peak closed from Labor day to Memorial Day. Online reservation is available and is sold out very fast.  more »
  • An amazing trip up! Beautiful drive but unpredictable weather. Be sure to acclimate prior to heading to the top!
  • Awesome hike. Tough, always start counterclockwise wise

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