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Mount Evans, Denver

4.8
#1 of 252 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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  • The perfect day trip! It took a few hours to drive up to the summit and back down. There are numerous places to stop along the way up and things to see. We got lucky and caught a clear, sunny day and ...  more »
  • Highly recommend this trip. Make sure you check the weather before going. Also want someone who is confident in driving narrow switchbacks. $15 car entry. Nothing for service at the top!! Beautiful vi...  more »
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  • Camera warning..... This location is fabulous!! You will see a "shot" that you must take as you climb up the mountain. Then, a little further, you see another "shot". Before long, you will have taken many, many photos. It is the purest and natural "high" for any photographer. It will also teach you how to edit or delete your photos!
  • This place was beyond our expectations. It was hell of the ride.So scary that I cannot explain in words but once you reach the top everything make sense. On the way there are beautiful lakes and views. If you are lucky you can see lots of mountain animals. I just wish that they make the road little broad or make it one way so that the ride is less scary.
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