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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Denver Union Station, Denver, ColoradoWhere the tour begins and endsDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Clear Creek Canyon Park Big Easy TrailheadTravel through this rugged mountain canyon enjoying the steep rock walls and Clear Creek running through.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Idaho Springs Visitor CenterVisit the Museum and Visitor Center in downtown Idaho Springs. Local mining History, wildlife displays, local souvenirs and clean restrooms.Duration: 35 minutesStop At: Echo Lake Park, Evergreen, ColoradoEnjoy beautiful scenic views of this glacial lake sitting at 10,600 feet on Mount EvansDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Echo Lake LodgeStop in the historic lodge for a souvenir or slice of homemade pie before continuing on this scenic route.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Mount Evans Scenic Byway, Denver, ColoradoThe highest paved road in North AmericaDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Summit Lake Park, Idaho Springs, ColoradoBreathtakingly 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 minutesStop At: Mount Evans, Denver, ColoradoReach 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 minutesStop At: Idaho Springs Visitor CenterVisit 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 minutesStop At: Denver Union Station, Denver, ColoradoEnd the tour back downtown where the tour startedDuration: 10 minutes