14.5 miles: 37 minutes
Seasonal route: The road is subject to closure in winter. Drive one of the highest paved roads in the world, nearly reaching the summit of 14,260-foot Mount Evans. This narrow byway winds its way up the mountainside through an austere, boulder-strewn landscape with sheer drop-offs and no guard rails. Not for the faint-of-heart, Mount Evans Road rewards visitors with stunning 360-degree views of the Rocky Mountains.