Mount Evans Scenic Byway, Denver

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#3 of 25 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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  • Echo Lake, Summit Lake, and the summit of Mt Evans are the places that you can easily reach with your car and have an experience of high mountains.  more »
  • We drove this scenic byway hoping to drive to Mt. Evans but only made it to Echo Lake as the road to the peak was already closed in October. However we drove all the way to Evergreen and it was a...  more »
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