Mount Evans Scenic Byway
- DesignationState Byway, Forest Service Byway (1993)
- Length49 miles
Mount Evans is not only the highest Colorado scenic byway, but is also home to the highest-paved road in North America! Climb more than 7,000 feet, reaching an altitude of 14,130 feet along this route. Although Mount Evans feels like a national park, it is actually a wilderness area. This is due to laws enforcing roadless and non-motorized zones in the 1950s, which would become the Wilderness Act of 1964. By that time, the road to Mount Evens was already partially built and became grandfathered in.
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