Mt. Evans 

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Author: mapeditor
Date: 12 Sep 2010 10:22:24 AM
Source: GPX file
Activity: Bicycling
State: Colorado (CO)
Distance: Total: 13.91 mi
Active: 0 mi
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Difficulty: 5 / 10
Tags: Blue Valley, Colorado
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Olympic medalist and seven-time Tour de France rider Ron Kiefel has ridden Mt. Evans—the highest paved road in the United States, at 14,265 feet—a few times in his life. Make that 20. “Evans isn’t the steepest or craziest mountain I’ve ever done,” he says of the 6,575-foot, 18.4-mile ascent. “But it’s a complete classic. There aren’t many places you can climb for four hours straight.” From Idaho Springs, the highway passes shallow Echo Lake and breaks out of treeline into a rocky, lunar landscape. Up there, a 6 percent grade feels like 10. And the views? South, there’s 14,110-foot Pikes Peak. North, there’s 14,259-foot Longs Peak. West, there’s the endless Rockies. And on a clear day, looking east past Denver, you can actually see the curvature of the earth. “Not many people can say they’ve been up here with a bike,” Kiefel says. “I look at it as a journey and an adventure.”

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Mt. Evans

Distance: 13.91 mi
Distance Name Location Distance to next
0.00 mi Straight 39.673650, -105.541750 Then go 3.13 mi
3.13 mi Left 39.656770, -105.596270 Then go 5.39 mi
8.52 mi Left 39.587690, -105.643180 Then go 5.39 mi
13.91 mi Right 39.656770, -105.596270

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