Mount Evans Wilderness

General Information

The Mount Evans Wilderness was designated by Congress in 1980 and spansf 74,400 acres. The wilderness area includes two 14,000-foot peaks, and contains alpine tundra, bristlecone pines, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats. Approximately 120 miles of trail provide access to the wilderness. Leave No Trace principles are encouraged when in wilderness areas. The Mount Evans Wilderness is found west of Denver, Colorado, south of I-70 and north of Highway 285. The highest paved road in North America, Mount Evans Scenic Byway (a fee area), is the only road to access the heart of this wilderness area.


For regulations and safety tips for the Mount Evans Wilderness, check the rules and regulation page.