The list of road trips on my list has grown exponentially since moving to Colorado almost a year ago and I think this is next on my to-do's, the Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

As of June, it's been reopened after being closed for the past few years and after hearing about it I was pretty impressed. Then, I dug a little deeper and checked out a bunch of pictures, videos and even looked at its history.

According to Only in Colorado, the road is open but there are some new rules and regulations to think about before you hit the road.

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Every morning, Maxx and I do a segment called "3 Things You Need To Know", so let's take THAT route for this particular subject.

3 Things You Need to Know About the Mount Evans Scenic Byway

1. What seems to be the "new norm"? You need to have a reservation to visit and drive on the road (which sounds so ridiculous to me), but I get it and I digress.

2. Your 2-hour time slot must be made in advance and can include a Mount Evans + All Recreation Sites Vehicle Ticket, Summit Lake Park Vehicle Ticket, and/or a Mount Goliath and Summit Interpretive Area Vehicle Ticket.

3.You MUST arrive with 2 hours of your reserved time to be admitted.

With all of this being said, I still want to do this because it just seems like such a cool experience.

One of the things that just blows my mind about this drive is that it actually takes you through 5 different climate zones.

While you're cruising through those climate zones, you're going to be passing through some of the most incredible scenery this country (or any other country for that matter I would imagine) has to offer.

When you get to the top, you can get out and explore and get some self-created postcards with the pictures that you grab from being on top of the world at 14,130 feet above sea level.

If you'd like to check out more about this experience or simply reserve your slot, check it out HERE.

Cool Places to Escape Colorado's Hot Temperatures

When summer temps in Colorado become unbearable, there are locations you can go to escape the heat. Most of these locations are high in the mountains, although, that doesn't mean there's nothing to do.

We've researched these locations with an average summer temperature in the mid-80s and below. That doesn't mean the temperatures won't get hotter than this, but it's a good chance you'll feel cooler and find some chill things to do.

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