|Road to the Stars --You Made It!
The "Road to the Stars" is the highest paved road in North America. Construction
of the road from Echo Lake to the summit began in 1924 and completed in
1930. During construction, workers used ropes to pull themselves and their
equipment up and down the steep cliffs of Mount Evans. Provisions for the
workers included a two-month supply of bacon and beans.
The road to Mount Evans was the first major road in Colorado designed specifically
as a scenic drive. In 1912, Denver engaged Frederic Law Olmsted, Jr., a
landscape architect of national reputation, to design a 100-square mile
mountain park on the Arapaho National Forest. Olmsted's vision for the mountain
park now provides residents and visitors with outstanding vistas, scenery,
and recreational opportunities.
For entrance fee information see: Planning
Your Visit --Access Fees.