Mount Evans Scenic Byway

EASY 30 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
7060 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

road biking

scenic driving

lake

scenic driving
19 days ago

scenic driving
1 month ago

Beautiful drive, gorgeous views, and lots of wildlife!

2 months ago

This is a beautiful drive in the fall.

2 months ago

Sick views

hiking
2 months ago

This drive was the most beautiful, exhilarating experience! Saw lots of big horn sheep and marmot. The leaves were changing, making the views even more incredible. We hiked a bit around summit lake and on the Mt. Goliath trail. Be prepared for 50 + mph winds and cold temps at the top!

scenic driving
3 months ago

4 months ago

scenic driving
4 months 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
4 months ago

scenic driving
5 months 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
5 months 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

5 months ago

scenic driving
5 months ago

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

scenic driving
6 months ago

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

scenic driving
8 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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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!