Mount Evans / Front Range / 14,271 Ft / 2,770 Ft / 9.79 Miles / 39.5883°N / 105.6438°W
Mt Evans is located 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Idaho Springs in Colorado and can be seen from over 100 miles (160 km) to the east, dominating the Denver skyline. Mt Evans and Denver often compete with Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs for tourism.
Many cosmic-ray experiments were conducted on Mt Evans in the 25 years between 1935 and 1960 (a fact you might want to keep in mind when choosing and packing the primary and backup sunglasses for your hike).
Mt Evans, along with Pikes Peak, is one of only two Colorado 14ers whose summits are accessible by road (and the last stretches of the Pikes Peak Highway are gravel). A marked hiking trail roughly parallels that Mount Evans Scenic Byway from Echo Lake to the summit, and a second trail runs from Guanella Pass to Mt Bierstadt.
Mt Evans was originally named Mt Rosalie, after the mistress (and later wife) of Albert Bierstadt, the first recorded climber of nearby Mt Bierstadt.