Blue Sky Mountain Summit (formerly Mt. Evans)

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  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 8 hr

Travel through rugged  Clear Creek Canyon on your way up the highest paved road in North America into the  Mount Blue Sky/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, and 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.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Denver Union Station

Where the tour begins and ends

Duration: 10 minutes

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Travel through this rugged mountain canyon enjoying the steep rock walls and Clear Creek running through.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

Visit the Museum and Visitor Center in downtown Idaho Springs. Local mining History, wildlife displays, local souvenirs and clean restrooms.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Echo Lake Park

Enjoy beautiful scenic views of this glacial lake sitting at 10,600 feet on Mount Evans

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At:

Stop in the historic lodge for a souvenir or slice of homemade pie before continuing on this scenic route.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mount Evans Scenic Byway

The highest paved road in North America

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Summit Lake Park

Breathtakingly 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 minutes

Stop At: Mount Evans

Reach 14,270 Feet at the summit of Mt. Blue Sky (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 minutes

Stop At:

Visit 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 minutes

Stop At: Denver Union Station

End the tour back downtown where the tour started

Duration: 10 minutes
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