Are you looking to get up to 14,000 feet on a bicycle? Consider riding up to Mount Evans. At just under 100 miles round-trip from Golden and over 10,000 vertical feet of climbing, this ride is definitely not for the faint of heart. Nonetheless, it is a very cool ride that can be done in a single day. According to the Forest Service, the Mount Evans Scenic Byway climbs over 7,000 feet in its 28-mile length, reaching an altitude of 14,130′ feet. Idaho Springs serves as the starting point to the byway, which is the highest paved road in North America! The road offers scenic views of the Continental Divide, mountain goat and bighorn sheep herds, marmots, birds and alpine wildflowers, and the Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine trees. Plus, you can take a short walk to the top of your first 14er overlooking spectacular views of distant mountain peaks, alpine lakes, and glacier valleys!