Mount Evans Scenic Byway

EASY 24 reviews

Mount Evans Scenic Byway is a 27.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for road biking and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
27.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7559 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

road biking

scenic driving

lake

18 days ago

scenic driving
23 days ago

Beautiful scenery, but scary drive. It felt and looked like the roads were about 1 3/4 lanes. They were crumbling away on some of the edges. It was pretty a pretty exhilarating drive for sure. Long horn sheep, lots of flowers, beautiful scenery. Quite a temperature drop from bottom to top so bring a jacket. You will want to walk around once you reach the top the summit is 14,264 ft.

hiking
1 month ago

scenic driving
1 month ago

One of the most amazing views I've ever seen in my life! The last bit you have to climb up around 200 feet of easy climbing to get to the very top. The altitude may keep you from running to the top. Absolutely gorgeous!

scenic driving
1 month ago

Beautiful views but pretty scary drive. Saw lots of wild life: marmots, bighorn sheep, mountain goats who had quite a few babies with them. Lots of people at the top even though it was a Tuesday

2 months ago

scenic driving
2 months ago

Definitely need to pay attention driving this road. Narrow with scenic views and drastic weather changes on top.

scenic driving
2 months ago

Mind blowing views along the entire drive and then opportunity to climb a little bit to the top is INCREDIBLE!

scenic driving
4 months ago

Drove this road up as far as Summit Lake this past fall (2016). The road was already closed for the season beyond here, although you could walk the rest of the way if you wanted to. Similar to the Pikes Peak road except it's paved!! Nice drive and will do it again some day when I can go all the way up.

11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

epic

scenic driving
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Monday, August 01, 2016

Beautiful

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Incredibly long if you start from Eco lake. Took us 12 hours to complete. Only downside is the tourists at the top of the summit. Besides that amazing views lots of variety and lots of wildlife!

scenic driving
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Incredible!
Best thing I've ever done without having to leave the car. Lots of wildlife: Elk, Mule Deer, Big Horn, Marmots, etc. It was in the 90s in Denver when we left, but it was 41 on top of the mountain. Make sure that you pack some clothes if you plan to get out of the car.

road biking
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Really hard for a sea level kid like me haha. Amazing mountain, a must do. Being warm clothes for the downhill!!

Friday, February 06, 2015

no parking sign at base of trail.

scenic driving
Thursday, August 07, 2014

The easiest way to "climb" a fourteener. Drive to the top and walk five minutes to the peak.

Leave early so you don't have to drive down in the dark and watch out for storms.

hiking
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spectacular views! It was kind of windy, but it was neat watching the thunderstorm approaching. Just made it from top to bottom in time before the afternoon Colorado thunderstorm arrived. Definitely something to check out if you plan to be in the area. We really enjoyed this, celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary. To top it off, we got to witness a proposal while we were at the top. Many people brought their own signs with the elevation written on it for their selfie or photo for Facebook.

Sunday, January 19, 2014