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Mount Evans peak, 14264 feet by T. Emrich

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T. Emrich T. Emrich
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11
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2.42 Gigapixels
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4213
Date added
Aug 06, 2009
Date taken
Aug 05, 2009
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The Mount Evans Scenic Byway is America's highest paved automobile road. Drive from 8,700 feet at Idaho Spring where you turn of Interstate 70 to 14,240 feet to the summit, and you will pass through 3 life zones, passing ancient trees, lakes and forest to the land above timberline. It can be 90 degrees in Denver and 40 degrees at the top of Mount Evans. Mountain Goats and Bighorn Sheep will greet you as you climb to the top of the world.
All 14 miles of the road from the entrance station to the Mount Evans summit parking area (14,130) are paved. From there, you can hike the last 130 feet (about 1/4 mile walk) to the top at 14,264 feet. After you have made this climb, you can tell all your friends: "I climbed a 14,000 foot mountain in Colorado on my vacation!"
And Yeahhh, I made some nice panoramas like this one: www.360cities.net/image/mount-evans-colorado-usa Will open in a new tab or window But watch your steps, look at the bottom of this panorama if you are not afraid of heights.


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