Mount Blue Sky, formerly known as Mount Evans, is one of Colorado’s famous Fourteeners – coming in at 14,264 feet above sea level at its very peak. Located near Denver, this mountain is set apart by the Mount Blue Sky Scenic Byway, which takes the crown as the highest paved road in North America.
In order to drive up Mount Blue Sky, you’ll need a timed entry ticket, nerves of steel, and a hearty sense of adventure – and the views are worth every effort. On the 15-mile one-way drive, you can stop at Mount Goliath Nature Center, Echo Lake, Summit Lake Park, and finally, the Summit Interpretive area at the very top of Mount Blue Sky. There’s a short trek to reach the geographical peak, so bring comfortable walking shoes if you want to officially bag this Fourteener.
Summer Mount Evans Tour – The road to the top of Mount Evans is open from the beginning of June through mid-September. The tour will take you on top of 14,000 feet.