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Mount Evans Summit Area

Area Denver
Park/Forest Mount Evans Recreation Area
Trailhead Mount Evans Summit Area
Distance Roundtrip 0.5 Miles
Elevation Start 14,130 ft
Elevation Gain ≈ 134 ft
Features Vista
Dogs Allowed? Yes, on leash


The Mount Evans Recreation Area is a popular park west of Denver where you can drive the highest paved road in North America to the top of Mt Evans. There is a short trail from the parking area to 14,264 foot peak where there are amazing views in all directions. Although it is a short hike, doing anything at 14,000 ft can be tiring. Also the weather can be cold even if it's hot at lower elevations. There is a good chance to spot wildlife in the Mount Evans Recreation Area, especially mountain goats, which are often seen near the summit area of Mt Evans.

There are a few other short trails in the Mount Evans Recreation Area. Summit Lake Park has a short trail to a beautiful alpine lake. The Mount Goliath Natural Area is for the protection and study of the Bristlecone Pine and has a few short trails.

Directions info

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About 60 miles west of Denver off CO-5 S.


Forest Service Mt Evans Recreation Area Page


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