Mount Evans Descent

 Mount Evans Descent   

The Mount Evans Scenic Byway, just 60 miles west of Denver, is the highest paved road in North America. A day trip to the top is a journey that snakes and climbs through nearly 9,000 feet of elevation gain, from the high plains of Denver through five climate zones to the 14,264-foot summit of Mount Evans, one of 54 peaks in Colorado that soar to 14,000 feet and above – the famous “fourteeners.” The view from the top is simply incredible. This is one of the grandest panoramas in Colorado and much of the state is visible, from the Never Summer Range in the north to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the south.


Region: Colorado
City: Idaho Springs

Distance: 22.95 km
Elevation Gain: 45 m
Elevation Loss: 1088 m
Difficulty: 82 (Easy)
FIETS Index: 0 FIETS
Avg Grade: -4.55 %
Max cat climb: 5
Min elevation: 3263 m
Max elevation: 4306 m
Ride Category: Flat

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