14,270 ft / 4,349 m


2,764 ft / 842 m


Front Range


164 summits

Top climbing months

August   27%

July   26%

September  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.



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