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At 14,130-feet the Mount Evans Summit will leave you breathless -
literally. If you haven’t had time to acclimate to air at this high
elevation, take it easy up here. Take in the views, and walk the short
path to the tippy-top of the summit at 14,264 feet. The easiest hike up
a 14er! The Mount Evans Crest House is now in ruins, destroyed by a fire
in 1979, but one can appreciate the environmentally-thoughtful design
and imagine the structure when it was built in 1940-1941. Summer
weekends tend to be crowded and there is not a lot of parking space. If
possible try to visit on a weekday, or arrive early. There is no public
access to the observatory.
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