Mount Evans, Colorado: Highest Paved Road in the USA

You can climb to nearly three miles in the air above sea level without leaving the comfort of asphalt. The parking lot at the summit of Mt. Evans is at 14,130 feet.
Address:
Mt. Evans Rd, Mount Evans, CO
Directions:
I-70 exit 240. Drive south on Hwy 103 for 13 miles, then turn right onto Hwy 5/Mt. Evans Rd and drive another 14.5 miles to the summit of Mt. Evans. From I-70 to the summit is a rise of nearly 7,000 feet.
Hours:
Closed in winter.
Admission:
Fee per car.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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If you can only do one thing in Colorado, Hands down this drive is the best thing you can do -- period. Go to the top of a 14er, see real Rocky Mountain goats, drive through a lot of different climate zones. You will never forget it.

[James Martin, 08/24/2016]

Summit sign.

Highest Paved Road in the USA

Driving from Breckenridge to Denver, we decided to go up the 14,000 ft. to the top. It was extremely foggy and rainy, but we made it! It costs $15 per car. Totally worth the trip to the top!

[Dee, 07/04/2016]

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