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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Stunning sights! We visited last month, and the scenery was breathtaking. If you have the chance to visit, totally do it! more »
This was so beautiful!!!! We went for a Saturday ride and it had just snowed. That is what we moved here for. My daughter had flown in to visit so she really enjoyed the ride. more »
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