Sightsee: Clear Creek & Mt. Evans (Full Day)
Drive to the top of Mt. Evans, one of Colorado’s 54 fourteeners (peaks over 14,000-feet) and take in a breathtaking view of the Clear Creek Valley all the way to Longs Peak and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Take a trip on one of the highest paved roads in the United States and one of the only to rise above 14,000-feet. Drive to the top of Mt. Evans, one of Colorado’s 54 fourteeners (peaks over 14,000-feet) and take in a breathtaking view of the Clear Creek Valley all the way to Longs Peak and Rocky Mountain National Park. This tour will take you through a variety of life zones, from fir-lined forests to rocky sub-alpine plains, arriving to the summit above 14,000-feet where we’ll see playful wild mountain goats and bighorn sheep as we eat lunch from the cabin at the summit.
Itinerary: We’ll drive approximately two hours from Boulder and Denver along the Mt. Evans highway, where we’ll pass by Idaho Springs and relics from Colorado’s gold mining history. We’ll start by driving through the lower forests and then head uphill above the timberline, where we’ll arrive at the summit and the ruins of the former Crest House, a restaurant and souvenir shop that burned down in 1971. From the top we can look out to Denver and the Eastern Plains, as well as Rocky Mountain National Park and the peaks around Clear Creek County. You will never forget the view from the top!
Included in our rates: The services of a professional guide, round-trip transportation from Boulder, snacks and water (lunch is also included on full-day tours), any entrance fees for sights (except state or national parks), education about local and natural history (including our library of books on Rocky Mountain flora and fauna).
Not included in our rates: Park entrance fees, which are $10 per person daily for Eldorado Canyon State Park and $10 per person per week for Rocky Mountain National Park. Entrance fees are paid directly to the Parks upon entrance, gratuities for your guide are also not included (while the amount is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%).
Difficulty Description: Easy
What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation