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Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Basics
Location:
Heads south from Idaho Springs, west of Denver
Setting:
Mountainous
Surface:
Paved
Length:
28 miles (one-way)
Time:
1 hour (one-way)
Season:
Memorial Day through Labor Day

Description

The highest paved road in North America, this byway rises more than 7,000 feet from the town of Idaho Springs to the summit of Mount Evans, one of Colorado's highest peaks at 14,264 feet above sea level. From the summit are breathtaking views of the Front Range and the Great Plains.

Details

Location:
Heads south from Idaho Springs, west of Denver
Setting:
Mountainous
Surface:
Paved
Length:
28 miles (one-way)
Time:
1 hour (one-way)
Main Roads:
CO-103 S and CO-5 S/Mt Evans Rd
Season:
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Camping Info
West Chicago, Echo Lake

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