Taking the Mt Evans Trail
Denver is touted as the world's most spectacular playground for wholesome adventure and sports. A city with remarkable natural beauty, diverse neighborhoods, and a thriving cultural scene is available throughout the year to take you through a world of entertainment and recreation. Located along highway 103, is the famous Mount Evans entrance gate.
Mount Evans at a Glance
Denver’s mayor, in 1917, proposed a road to be constructed, which would lead to the top of mount Evans. This was done in order to raise tourist interest in Denver and the road saw its completion in the year 1927.
Falling under the jurisdiction of three different government units, all of the 14 mile road starting from entrance station to Mount Evans parking area is paved for the convenience of tourists and visitors.
Best Times to Visit and Fees
If you do not enjoy crowds and to much noise, weekdays would be the best time for you to visit Mount Evans. On weekends, the whole area is swamped with Colorado natives who want to spend their day gazing at the scenic beauty that it has to offer.
The best time to enjoy Mount Evans in its full glory is early in the morning. As the sun rises, the creatures and animals hiding in their dens become a little active and this would be the best time for you to explore the flora and fauna of Mount Evans.
The entry fees for vehicles with 1-12 passengers is $10, similarly for 13-40 passengers is $25 and for 40+ passengers it is $40. For those who travel by motorcycles, cycles or decide to go hiking, the entry fee is $3.
If you are a holder of America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands pass, or valid Golden Age or Golden Access Passport, you can enter without paying any charge or fee. Similarly for those who do not plan on staying or stopping anywhere on the Mount Evans road, there is no fee.
Areas to Visit
For those of you looking to spend a fun time doing activities and going sightseeing, the Mount Evans Trail offers a lot of options. Visit the enchanting Echo Lake and bask in the clarity and clean ambiance that it offers. Stay or visit the Echo Lake Lodge and enjoy the comfort that the vistas have to offer.
The Mt Evans Trail offers easy access to Sub-Alpine Forest, Mt Goliath Natural Area, Lincoln Lake, University of Denver Observatory, Crest House and not to forget the Mt. Evans Summit. Also plan a visit to Abyss Lake, Summit Lake, Chicago Basin, Walter Pesman Alpine Garden and Summit Parking Lot considering that they are all located in the vicinity of Mount Evans Trail.
A little bit of lightheadedness and anxiety are commonly seen, owing to the high elevation at which the trail is located. It is advisable to talk to your physician before visiting the Mount Evans Trail, if you have heart conditions or if you are pregnant.