Grand Teton Mountain Goats

In this July 15, 2016, file photo, a mountain goat leads its kid across the Mount Evans Scenic Byway just below the summit near Idaho Springs, Colorado. Spotting a mountain goat perched high on a cliff might thrill many visitors to a national park in Wyoming but park officials said Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, the agile animals might need to go. Grand Teton National Park officials say the park's 100 or so mountain goats threaten a herd of about 80 bighorn sheep. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

We here in Colorado Springs know the road up Pikes Peak. How about the other drivable Colorado fourteener? No disrespect to our marvelous behemoth, but Mount Evans is simply different. America’s Mountain is a bit of an outlier; it gets its reputation for its surprising presence on the low-lying landscape. Evans, meanwhile, is situated among other high peaks. You’ll understand the difference as you rise. And it should go without saying you’ll want a capable engine to handle the road picking up 28 miles and 7,000-plus feet. $15 vehicle fee.

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