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Summer Mountain Summit

Summer Mountain Summit
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$110
Duration: 8 hours
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Description

Travel through rugged  Clear Creek Canyon on your way up the  highest paved road in North America into the  Mount Evans Wilderness Area (admission included) where you will reach an altitude of over  12,800 feet at beautiful  Summit Lake and 14,265 feet (4,348 meters) if conditions allow us to the summit.  See breathtaking views of the  Majestic  Rocky Mountains, view  bighorn sheep and  mountain goats in their natural environment. Stop for lunch and shopping in  Idaho Springs, a real old-western town, before returning back to Denver.

Your tour begins with a pick up in front of Historic Union Station in downtown Denver.  Your driver/guide for the day will arrive in a clean white Ford Transit  12-15 passenger air conditioned touring van.  You will head out of Denver and up  Rugged Clear Creek Canyon.  Keep a look out for our State mammal the Big Horn Sheep and rock climbers on the steep cliff sides.  Once out of the canyon you will climb up the highest paved road in North America into the Mount Evans Wilderness Area (admission included) Enjoy a stop and short stroll around Echo Lake a beautiful glacial lake carved out long ago that sits at the base of Mt. Evans at 10,600 feet.  Y

ou will continue on your climb up even further to where you will reach an altitude of over  12,800 feet at stunning  Summit Lake, view  Bighorn Sheep and  Mountain Goats in their natural environment  and if conditions allow us to reach the summit of the mountain you will be standing at  14,265 feet (4,348 meters) on the top of Mt. Evans, and what feels like the top of the world!   All along this scenic tour you will see breathtaking views of the  Majestic  Rocky Mountains. 

After all of that  fun and excitement we will climb back down the mountain to stop for lunch in Historic Idaho Springs, a real old-western gold rush town.  You will have time to visit the local shops and eat lunch on Miner Street before returning back to Denver where you will be returned to Union Station.  Snacks, bottled water and admission are included on this tour.  The entire tour lasts approximately 7 1/2 hours.

Travel through rugged  Clear Creek Canyon on your way up the  highest paved road in North America into the  Mount Evans Wilderness Area (admission included) where you will reach an altitude of over  12,800 feet at beautiful  Summit Lake and 14,265 feet (4,348 meters) if conditions allow us to the summit.  See breathtaking views of the  Majestic  Rocky Mountains, view  bighorn sheep and  mountain goats in their natural environment. Stop for lunch and shopping in  Idaho Springs, a real old-western town, before returning back to Denver.