Drive the highest paved road in North America – Mount Evans Colorado!

View from the summit of Mt. Evans Colorado

Colorado has 54 mountains over 14,000 feet!  One of them, of course, is right here in our own city of Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak.  Pikes Peak stands at 14,110 feet high.

Not far from Colorado Springs is Mount Evans.  Mount Evans is 14, 270 feet high.  Like Pikes Peak, there is a road to the top of Mount Evans.  It is the highest paved road in North America.  The road ends at a parking lot close to the summit.  The parking happens to sit at the same elevation as Pikes Peak.

Summit view Mt. Evans ColoradoOnce in the parking lot near the summit, it is a pretty easy walk to the summit.  The views from the summit are spectacular.

Bristlecone Pines at Mt. Evans ColoradoThe drive up the mountain is gorgeous.  Below Bristlecone Pine Mt. Evans Coloradotimberline there are beautiful bristlecone pines.  You can see mountain goats and Rocky Mountain big horn sheep.  The high altitude scenic drive climbs more than 7,000 feet in just 28 miles.

Bristlecone Pine Mt. Evans ColoradoStop in the natural area and you can walk a trail surrounded by bristlecone pines and see chipmunks and squirrels.

There is a stop at Summit Lake where you can park and take a Echo Lake at Mt. Evans Coloradowalk.  At the base of Mount Evans is Echo Lake in which fishing is permitted.

Remember also to stop in the gift shop for some great Mount Evans souvenirs.

Wildlife on Mt. Evans ColoradoThe road to Mount Evans will only be open when the weather permits so be sure to check before Natual area at Mt. Evans Coloradoheading out.

Julianne Alvarez-WishJulianne Alvarez-Wish is a military wife, mother, business owner, professional writer, blogger and legislative advocate. She is the Director of Communications for Our Milk Money, the Colorado State Leader for the National Association for Moms in Business and the owner of Buy By Mom and Buy By Mom Blog. She is the Colorado Springs Stay-at-Home Mom Examiner for Examiner.com. She also blogs at Wishful Thinking. Her passion, purpose and goal is to help parents work from home so they can be home with their children.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s