I chose this drive as it’s the “highest paved road in North America”. I have a picture of me at 11,000 feet from years ago but this allowed me to go even higher. So I headed out, “get your motor running, head out on the highway”

So what you see in the beginning is the entrance gate and I fast forward to the first and only learning center. There are restrooms there and various educational things to read. Outside the building there are trails for those so inclined. I then fast forwarded the video 4x till the top and then again 4x till the ext. The full video is about an hour and a half maybe more, it can be busy and also if you get to opportunity to see big horn sheep people will stop and try to get photos of them.

I am not a National Park pass holder etc, so entrance was $15.
I would recommend that you leave early in the morning or camp nearby to arrive early.
The day that I did this, it hit 103 in Fort Collins, on the Mt. Evans it was 43 with a windchill of 35 and it felt great!

2016 – Mount Evans – Colorado