Mount Evans Tour – Scenic Mountain Views & Mining Towns
This tour is for people with an adventurous spirit. Be ready for some of the most incredible views, only a short drive from Denver. Drive up a scenic road to the foot of Mount Evans, one of Colorado’s highest 14’ers. Enjoy incredible views and wildlife in a comfortable ride with great company.
Join us on an adventurous journey into the Rocky Mountains. Stop briefly at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, one of the best naturally occurring music venues in the world. Drive through Bear Creek Canyon through the town of Evergreen, into the beautiful Rockies. Continue to drive up and over Squaw Pass to Echo Lakes (weather permitting) where you will have spectacular views, a crystal clear mountain lake, and wildlife including Rocky Mountain Big Horned sheep and mountain goats. Have lunch* at a local Deli in Idaho Springs before heading up to the infamous Central City, one of Colorado’s most famous mining towns filled with lore and Wild West history, a place where gambling has never stopped. You have the opportunity to enter the Tellerhouse, a historic building in town and the local on site guide will describe the life these mining people lived back then.
There will be plenty of opportunities to get out of the car, walk and and take pictures.
During our summer tours, we will drive to the summit of Mount Evans. During our fall and winter months the road to Mountain Evans is closed and we will drive to Echo Lakes (weather permitting) in the Mount Evans Wilderness with scenic views of the mountain.
*Price of lunch is included in our $129 group tour price. Lunch and additional activities are priced separately for all private tours.
No, but we do get in and out of the vehicle many times to take pictures.
How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 7 hours and there could be delays based on traffic, or weather. Please do not schedule anything for early evening.
What if I cancel the tour?
For a full refund, there is a 72-hour cancellation policy. You can transfer your purchase to another person anytime, as long as you notify us by e-mail/phone.
- Sunglasses and hat
- Wear layers so that you can shed them if you are hot and bundle up if you are cold.
- Rain gear, a medium-sized backpack
- Light hiking shoes or sneakers with good tread is best.
- If snowshoeing, hiking boots or Sorrel-type boots required.
- If sight-seeing only – comfortable footwear with tread so that you can get out at the rest and viewing stops.
- Bring at least one liter of water per person. We will supply some water but you may need more.
- Bug spray (Spring/Summer)
- Your required medications as is necessary