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Mount Evans Scenic Byway, Denver

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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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  • had amazing stay in the nature here, very scenic landscape, we hired a guide to explore the area. fantastic experience. 
    had amazing stay in the nature here, very scenic landscape, we hired a guide to explore the area. fantastic experience.  more »
  • We enjoy Denver, Co and taking the scenic roads and enjoying the beautiful streams, rivers, valleys, forestry, and oh yea. .. the actually Colorado Rockies Mountain Range with its Icy Snow Caps... 
    We enjoy Denver, Co and taking the scenic roads and enjoying the beautiful streams, rivers, valleys, forestry, and oh yea. .. the actually Colorado Rockies Mountain Range with its Icy Snow Caps...  more »
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  • Best on a motorcycle.
  • Great view of waterwheel falls are cool frozen over in winter and nice hike trails along stretch. West Chicago Creek campground is good place to camp if you arive early enough as they fill up quickly

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