Embark on a truly incredible adventure this year. The peak of Mount Evans has an elevation of over 14,000 feet and offers remarkable panoramic views of Colorado. You can even drive to the summit along a scenic highway! Hike along trails, view unique wildlife, and explore the natural marvels. Read on to learn how you can experience it all for yourself!
Mount Evans isn’t the only must-see attraction in the area. When you take a trip to Denver, you have access to a wide variety of fun things to do. We compiled some of our favorites for you to enjoy! Request your free Vacation Guide now for helpful information on local restaurants, popular activities, upcoming festivals, and more! It only takes a moment to get your guide and it will simplify your planning process and ensure you have a great time in the Mile High City!
Everything You Need to Know About Mount Evans
What Is Mount Evans?
Mount Evans is one of the most impressive formations in the country. With an elevation surpassing 14,000 feet, it earned a spot as one of the “fourteeners” of the United States. This popular tourist destination provides magnificent views of the diverse Colorado landscapes, mountain ranges, and valleys. The distance from Denver to Mount Evans is about 60 miles, making it a perfect day trip during your stay. It is well worth the trip!
How Can You Get There?
Did you know that the path to Mount Evans involves a scenic drive along the highest paved road in North America? The Mount Evans Scenic Byway brings you along a unique journey to the summit. A peak as accessible as Mount Evans isn’t commonplace, and neither are the views from the top. There are plenty of sights to enjoy along your drive, too! Just remember to drive safely, since the journey involves several narrow turns. Be mindful of the weather at Mount Evans as well. Depending on the season, the road can close due to inclement weather but is typically open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
What Can You See?
Along the way, keep an eye out for roadside destinations and hiking trails like Echo Lake, Summit Lake Park, and Mount Goliath Natural Area. When you reach the summit, stretch your legs and enjoy the remarkable mountaintop vista. Remember to bring your camera and take advantage of this perfect opportunity for photography! You may even see animals such as eagles, bighorn sheep, and Rocky Mountain goats. Did you know that you can check out some of the oldest living organisms on the planet here? Keep an eye out for the unique trees known as Bristlecone Pines!
Where Can You Stay to Experience It All?
With the Rocky Mountains as your backdrop and an abundance of things to see and do, a trip to Denver is unlike anything else. When you visit, stay at Castle Marne! Family owned since 1989, our historic bed and breakfast offers nine luxurious guest rooms with Victorian style decor. Each of them offers a warm, inviting atmosphere, perfect for an unforgettable stay in the city. Step inside our Tower Room and enjoy high cathedral ceilings, a French armoire, two comfortable beds, and more. We even provide a delicious complimentary breakfast in the morning! Check our availability and make your reservations now!
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