Mount Evans Scenic Drive Idaho Springs to the Summit of Mount Evans

Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452

Mount Evans Scenic Drive Idaho Springs to the Summit of Mount Evans

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"The 28-mile Mount Evans Highway, the nation’s highest automobile road and a National Forest Scenic Byway, climbs from Idaho Springs to the 14,264-foot summit of Mount Evans."

Mount Evans Scenic Drive: Idaho Springs to the Summit of Mount Evans Reviews

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7/8/2005
This is a favorite drive of mine, but it is not for the faint of heart when it comes to heights. You will abandon all guard rails at about 8,000 feet. In places, you can look out the window and look straight down. One bend near the top reminds me of the view from a cockpit of a plane as it is taking off. Your window looks up at the sky, and the road seems to disappear. You will have the feeling that the ground has dissappeared from under you! (the road actually makes a dip, and a sharp curve, but the illusion is sure to have more than one nervous passenger gasping). The fantastic views and ability to observe high alpine tundra from the WARMTH of your vehicle makes this a truely unique drive. But there are also many great spots to get out and hike as well!
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Trail Information

Idaho Springs
Nearby City
28
Distance
Summer Only
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Dec 2018