14,270 ft / 4,349 m

#15 in Colorado

#38 in United States


2,764 ft / 842 m

#22 in Colorado

#406 in United States


175 summits

#7 in Colorado

#76 in United States

Top climbing months

August   28%

July   26%

June   14%

Most climbed route

summit lake trail to mt. evans via mt. spalding

Class 2 • 1,751 ft / 534 m gain


  • Mount Evans is a Colorado 14er in the Front Range and the closest fourteener to Denver.
  • Mount Evans dominates the Denver area skyline.
  • Unfortunately for hikers and mountaineers, there is a road to the summit, the highest paved road in North America.
  • There are annual bike and running races to the summit using this road.
  • The ruins of the Crest House, which once contained a restaurant and gift shop, serve as an observation platform near the summit.
  • Mount Evans is an extremely busy place but offers up a multitude of interesting routes that get away from the crowds.