729 votes

Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Idaho Springs Clear Creek, Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452 USA

Open Now
Thu 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • No Wifi
Add to Trip
Remove Ads

“road into the sky”

Mount Evans is the road into the sky. Drive from 8,700 feet at Idaho Spring where you turn off Interstate 70 to 14,240 feet to the summit, and you will pass through 3 life zones, passing ancient trees, lakes and forest to the land above timberline. It can be 90 degrees in Denver and 40 degrees at the top of Mount Evans. Mountain Goats and Bighorn Sheep will greet you as you climb to the top of the world. 

Read More >
Add Review
Your Rating

Reviewed by

  • 10 Reviews
  • 39 Helpful
July 02, 2014

$10 entry fee when open (8a-6p I think) however you can drive up after hours. I arrived a couple hours before sunset on a clear Summer day, however when I got to the top, visibility was 50 feet and completely foggy. It was 82 degrees and sunny at the interstate, and 43 degrees at the top. Narrow road has no guardrails and the drops are deadly. If you can't handle heights, I wouldn't drive all the way, especially with the lack of oxygen. Absolutely no view due to the fog/clouds, but on a clear day, I am sure it is breathtaking. I will return.

5 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
November 29, 2014
Rated 4.0

Depuis toujours, je rêve sans cesse des plages à perte de vue, des palmiers et des couchers de soleil sur l’océan… J’ai toujours consacré toutes mes vacances à cette passion. Cet été, j’ai osé faire différent. Le résultat au bout du chemin fut impressionnant. Je me suis découvert une toute nouvelle passion : les montagnes. Atteindre des sommets, c’est valorisant et motivant. Avec des paysages comme j’ai vus au Colorado en août dernier, difficile de ne pas tomber en amour avec ses espaces grandioses....

Read full adventure review here, in french:


Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Idaho Springs Clear Creek
Idaho Springs, Colorado
80452 USA


Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
See More Details (12)


Remove Ads

Nearby Hotels

Winter Park, Colorado

Click to discover a
great deal!

Winter Park, Colorado

Click to discover a
great deal!

Dillon, Colorado

Click to discover a
great deal!

Dillon, Colorado
Breckenridge, Colorado
Remove Ads