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Full-Day Summer Sightseeing Tour to Mount Evans from Denver

Travel through rugged  Clear Creek Canyon on your way up the  highest paved road in North America into the  Mount Evans Wilderness Area (admission included) where you will reach an altitude of over  12,800 feet at beautiful  Summit Lake and 14,265 feet (4,348 meters) if conditions allow us to the summit.  See breathtaking views of the  Majestic  Rocky Mountains, view  bighorn sheep and  mountain goats in their natural environment. Stop for lunch and shopping in  Idaho Springs, a real old-western town, before returning back to Denver.

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8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Local Driver/Guide
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Evans Scenic Byway
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Evans
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities (recommended 15-20%
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202-1047

    Where the tour begins and ends

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Clear Creek Canyon Park Big Easy Trailhead, 32088 US-6, Golden, CO 80403, USA

    Travel through this rugged mountain canyon enjoying the steep rock walls and Clear Creek running through.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Idaho Springs Visitor Center, 2060 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452, USA

    Visit the Museum and Visitor Center in downtown Idaho Springs. Local mining History, wildlife displays, local souvenirs and clean restrooms.

    Duration: 35 minutes

    Stop At: Echo Lake Park, CO-103 & Mt Evans Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439

    Enjoy beautiful scenic views of this glacial lake sitting at 10,600 feet on Mount Evans

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Echo Lake Lodge, 13264 Chicago Creek Rd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452, USA

    Stop in the historic lodge for a souvenir or slice of homemade pie before continuing on this scenic route.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Evans Scenic Byway, Denver, CO

    The highest paved road in North America

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Summit Lake Park, Mount Evans Rd, Idaho Springs, CO

    Breathtakingly beautiful high alpine lake. Enjoy a walk to the lake and down the trail to overlook the Chicago Lakes and valleys below. We often encounter out State Mammal the Bighorn Sheep at this beautiful stop.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Evans, Denver, CO

    Reach 14,270 Feet at the summit of Mt. Evans. Enjoy not only breathtaking 360 degree views but take an optional hike to the summit of the peak. We are lucky enough to share the summit with local bighorn sheep, mountain goats, marmots and pika that call the summit home. The Views from one of the highest peaks in the Rocky Mountain are not to be missed.

    Duration: 35 minutes

    Stop At: Idaho Springs Visitor Center, 2060 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452, USA

    Visit historic downtown Idaho Springs for lunch and shopping on your own or take a stroll on the trail along Clear Creek.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202-1047

    End the tour back downtown where the tour started

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
    Departure Time :
    8:15 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please consult with your physician before traveling to high altitudes.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately, we recommend a jacket the average high temperature on top of Mt. Evans is 40 degrees Fahrenheit or 4.4 Celsius.
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmaheittion if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Access to the summit of Mt. Evans will depend on weather conditons
    • Wildlife viewing likely but not guaranteed.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Windows will be open while driving in the van for extra ventilation Capacity capped at 50% to allow for distancing in vans Guides and guests will wear face masks while in the van
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by The Colorado Sightseer

Activity ID: V-59646P7

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