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Mount Evans Scenic Byway, Denver

4.9
#3 of 22 in Outdoors in Denver
Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • This byway has incredible views. Each turn has more beauty to offer than the next. Be sure to have gas and snacks as there are not many places to stop for either. Drive can sometimes be a little...  more »
  • Absolutely Stunning! We couldn't make it all the way to Mount Evans because that part of the road was closed in October but we made it to echo lake and it was truly beautiful. The drive there was...  more »
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  • Best on a motorcycle.
  • So beautiful! Fun to spot wildlife, no signal so download your playlist before heading up this well maintained road.
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