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Watch the Sunset from Mt Evans Road

Evergreen, Colorado

5.0/5
based on 3 reviews

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Added by Matthew Eaton

Amazing sunset views of mountains and ridgelines.

Leave Evergreen, CO and access the Mount Evans Road and Mount Evans Recreation Area from Squaw Pass, CO 103 at Echo Lake.

Drive along the slopes of Mount Evans, a Colorado 14er standing at 14,264 ft. 5 switchbacks down from the summit, on a tight hairpin turn, is a small parking area near 13,900ft. From here, hike ¼ mile down to the open area above a band of cliffs and towards an unnamed point. The views to the west from here are breathtaking. Depending on the time of year, the sun will set along the side of Mt Bierstadt, another Colorado 14er connected to Mt Evans via the Sawtooth ridge.

Allow yourself at least 2 hours to get to this location from Denver/Boulder and plan to arrive at least 2 hours prior to sunset. You’ll want this time to fully scout the location and figure out where best to view the sunset.

Bonus: You’re likely to have the company of Mountain Goats as you watch the sunset from this location.

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Reviews

Awesome place to get up on top of a 14'er, with little effort. Do watch out for weather coming in quickly, when we did it our hair was standing straight up from static electricity lightning came shortly after we got down.

If it looks like clear skies stay after dark and enjoy incredible views of the Milky Way and Denver below.

The sunset from the Mount Evans road is amazing! I can't think of a better place to be when the sun drops. If you are an early riser, the sunrise is absolutely incredible!

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