The highest paved road in North America is on the 28-mile scenic byway t the top of Mount Evans where you’ll climb 7,000 feet to its 14,130-foot peak.
Drive slow, stop at the scenic overlooks, and be on the lookout for mountain goats, bighorn sheep, marmots, birds, and other wildlife. Notice alpine lakes and glacier valleys between the distant mountain peaks. Stop at Mount Goliath Nature Center and Summit Lake Park before trekking to the top for a glimpse of historic ruins. The Mount Evans Scenic Byway is a breathtaking experience that you simply cannot miss if you’re visiting Denver (weather permitting).