The Mt Evans Recreation Area is the perfect spot for those looking to take a mountain tour near the Colorado Springs area. Here you will be able to take two mountain tours: the Mt. Evans Tour and the Pikes Peak Tour. Here’s a quick look at both tours.
Mount Evans Tour
With the Mt. Evans Tour you will be picked up from your hotel at the departure time you chose. You will be driven to Arapaho National Forest which is an hour drive from the downtown area. This particular tour is not for the faint of heart. The terrain will change quite a bit as you go along. Overall you will travel around 8,000 feet. That is equal to a 4,800 mile drive.
The tour will last 5 hours and you will be driven in a Tahoe, Suburban or a similar vehicle. The cost for the Mt. Evans Tour is $289 for up to 6 people.
Pikes Peak Tour
Pikes Peak is about an hour away from Denver. It is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the most legendary drives in the entire world. That alone should give you an idea of how amazing this tour will be. It is about 18 miles to the top and the overall elevation is 14,000 feet.
All of the driving is done for you on these tours. You will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel. Before the tour begins you will need to check in at the ranger station. After you have checked in you will make your way to the top of the summit.
As you make your ascent there will be many points of interest for you to stop and take photos. All guests should bring layers of clothing as it can be very cold at the top of the summit.
You can find out more about both tours by visiting, http://www.mountevanstours.com.