Mount Evans Scenic Byway, Denver

4.8
#2 of 23 in Outdoors in Denver
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. Plan trip to Denver with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • 5 visits so far this summer. With its beautiful mountain top views, wildlife, and gorgeous lakes, trees and aspens, Mount Evans is a must for all our guests. A true Colorado experience. Just please, s...  more »
  • the road is a bit tricky but not terrible. many switchbacks, but views in every direction. several turnouts on the way up to take a look at the views.  more »

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