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Mount Evans

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“echo lake”(210 reviews)
“paved road”(174 reviews)
“idaho springs”(144 reviews)
Denver, CO 80452
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From Summit Lake to the top the road climbs ever higher with amazing views and lots of wildlife. There were many bighorn sheep lower down (if 12,000 feet can be called lower) and many mountain goats near the top. The highlight was a pair of...More

Thank gphillips286
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a trill to drive through the mountain pass to the summit we had a great time and met folks from all over the world, it's a must see when you are in Colorado!

Reviewed 3 days ago

The drive up Mount Evans in a Mini Cooper was awesome. Lots of twists and turns as you climb to 14,000 feet. The views are breathtaking at the top. This is worth seeing.

1  Thank buckinut33
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's okay, I still give it five stars. The week after Labor Day, the road from Summit Lake to the peak is closed until next year, but it was still an amazing experience. Not many places can you drive to 13,000 feet on a paved...More

1  Thank Jake C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the drive to the top of Mount Evans when I was in Denver in August. Being the proverbial flatlander, I was blown away by the scenery and vistas. Not an easy drive but well worth it. Definitely take the hike up the last few...More

Thank jaymoorescmo
Reviewed 6 days ago

this was a great hike. the top is super crowded at the observatory but not many people on the trail.

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Denver, I had to make the trip to see Mt Evans! It was the best part of my week! The drive towards Mt Evans is beautiful. I went the day after Labor Day- and they leaves were already changing fall colors. People arent...More

1  Thank Hgtravl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views driving up and at Summit Lake were amazing. Unfortunately the road was closed after Summit Lake to the peak. We hiked near Summit Lake and a few other locations. We highly recommend going to Mt Evans if you have time!

Thank Dennis A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most thrilling experiences close into Denver. As one of the 14ers but within the city limits - one would never imagined driving almost straight up so high that the wind blows cold at the top. Mountain goats and sheep can...More

1  Thank MBSalmon
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE went up on the Wednesday after Labor Day. The top was closed the day before so we could only go up to an area about 6 miles up the road. Well worth the small fee you pay at the booth on the bottom where...More

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Steve N
29 August 2018|
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Response from TanjaRiitta | Reviewed this property |
Hi, pick up truck is fine! We had a buss and there was enough parking place for that too. Enjoy your visit! :)
Kerry J
25 August 2018|
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Response from Katie H | Reviewed this property |
Remember you are flying into Denver. Our last trip out, we waited 2 hours just for a rental car. arrive at 9:30. luggage and rental car out by 10:30. Arrive at base of Mt Evans 12:30 Summit at 1:15 3 hrs to Estes Park... More