Colorado’s highest byway happens to be the highest paved road in North America. And as you would expect, the views up to Mount Evans are breathtaking, with alpine lakes, massive granite walls and strands of twisted, ancient bristlecone pine. Keep your eyes peeled for the marmots, mountain goats and bighorn sheep that call the mountain home.
Note: The Mount Evans Highway (Colorado Hwy. 5, from Echo Lake to the summit) will require timed-entry reservations from Recreation.gov.