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Evergreen in Aug

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Evergreen in Aug
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My wife and I are returning to CO and tho we usually use Boulder as a home base we decided on a nice mountain cabin just outside Evergreen from Aug 21-Aug 27th. We will have a car the whole trip and other than seeing Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats at Red Rocks on the 22nd we don't have much planned. Would like to drive to the Garden of the Gods and possibly RMNP and do Trail ridge road again but we are very open to new ideas.

Any ideas for restaurants, Breweries, swim holes/lakes, easy hikes ect... in the Evergreen and surrounding area's would be very much appreciated.

Also how tough of a drive is Mt Evans? We did TRR last year and besides one or two white knuckle spots I had no issues. Would Mt Evens be that much more difficult?

Thanks again for any responses and help with our trip!

Cheers!

Mark

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Evergreen has a lovely little restaurant and winery, Creekside Cellars. It's been a few years since I visited but the food was always good as was the wine. The reviews here on TA are excellent: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g33415-d2080656-Reviews-Creekside_Cellars_Winery_and_Cafe-Evergreen_Colorado.html

It's nice to sit outside by the creek if you can get a table: http://creeksidecellars.net/

Check out these hikes: https://dayhikesneardenver.com/hikes-near-evergreen-colorado/

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Thanks Baba, sorry about the duplicate threads. Didnt think this one got many views..

Thank you for that suggestions that Winery and Lariat brewing look to be right up our alley.

Would there be any places to take a swim in the surrounding area if we get a hot day?

Also which is the best non-toll rt. to get to Evergreen from downtown Denver(where we will be spending first afternoon before we check into airbnb)

thanks again!

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You're welcome.

There is no toll road from Denver to Evergreen. Take I-70 west (amazing views) exit 252 to Evergreen Parkway.

No clue about swimming.

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I have been to Creekside recently and can confirm that it's still good. I also like sitting on the patio at Willow Creek restaurant in the summer.

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Mount Evans Scenic Byway - the last 5 miles of Mount Evans Road between Summit Lake and the summit parking lot qualifies as a white knuckle drive. Once you travel beyond Summit Lake, there is no place to turn around until you reach the summit parking lot. Yes, this section of the byway is worse than Trail Ridge Road (in my opinion) especially on the descent. Even if you go only as far as Summit Lake, it is worth the drive. From Evergreen, here is the route. Along Squaw Pass Road, there are nice overlooks at the Eagle's Aerie and Juniper Pass picnic areas.

https://goo.gl/maps/tN7xsUvc89r1uiRQ6

You can also drive the Guanella Pass Scenic Byway from Evergreen. The views are better if you enter from Grant and travel to Georgetown. Here is that route.

https://goo.gl/maps/w2wU21muaQ5Zv9mv8

While the Georgetown Loop Railroad by itself is nice enough, my family really enjoyed the Lebanon Extension Mine Tour.

https://www.georgetownlooprr.com/mine-tour

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