103 + 5 / Mount Evans Scenic Byway

The Mount Evans Scenic Byway begins at the Idaho Springs Visitor Center. Take Exit 241 off Interstate 70 for 1 mile. Stop at the Visitor Center for information, then continue on Miner Street to 13th Avenue which is State Highway 103 and continues on State Highway 5 through a corridor between the

Mount Evans Wilderness where it ends near the summit of Mount Evans. The byway is 28 miles (45 km) in length and gains over 7,000 feet (2,100 m) of elevation. Achieving a final elevation of 14,130 feet (4,310 m), this is the highest paved road in North America. From the start, the road was planned in terms of the scenic vistas along the way. There is a park fee charged if using parking lots and facilities along the upper portion of the byway. Portion of the byway is often narrow, with sudden dropoffs that have no guardrails.

Mount Evans Highway 16, Idaho Springs, 80452, Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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