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Mount Evans, Denver

4.8
#1 of 253 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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  • BE sure you are not a real nervous driver, because it is a scary drive to the top, with a two lane winding road and sheer drop-offs! If you are not used to high altitude it can make you sick, so take ...  more »
  • Long and amazing drive up from Idaho Springs to the top of Mt Evans, over 12,000 feet. Amazing views all the way up. Important: Go early for parking at top! From top, short but steep hike to top of mo...  more »
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  • An amazing trip up! Beautiful drive but unpredictable weather. Be sure to acclimate prior to heading to the top!
  • Awesome hike. Tough, always start counterclockwise wise
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