Mount Evans

Climb your way to a Rocky Mountain High through several climate zones traveling the highest paved road in North America on the Mount Evans Scenic and Historic Byway. As you make your way through the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest, to 14,000, you delight in high alpine lakes and stunning wildlife. And when you reach the top, the entire Front Range sprawls at your feet.  Natural wonders on the route include the Mount Goliath Nature Area, Summit Lake Park, the Crest House at the summit and Echo Lake Park.  Expect to find hardy wildflowers, lichens and grasses, furry mammals, pikas, marmots and rock-jumping mountain goats in the rarified world above the timberline.