Mount Evans Summit Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and scenic driving and is accessible from June until September.
It's only a couple more steps after an adventurous drive but I don't care how people get there; it is just pretty on the top. I also love all the bighorns and mountain goats along the way.
felt pretty cheated when I finally got to Evans. went up bierstat and across the saw tooth to get there. almost turned right around when I saw you can drive to the top. lots of people in expensive ass gear to do a half mile from the parking lot . will not be returning. the sawtooth is where it's at if your looking for an adventure. pic is of sawtooth.
Nice little scramble up rock to the summit of a 14'er in CO, Great way to top off the highest paved road in the USA, views are outstanding, can be busy though. You can almost always see mountain goats up here.