The Mt. Evans Field Station is located in mature subalpine forest near Echo Lake (3260 m) on the north end of the Mt. Evans Massif. The Mount Evans summit (4314 m) is readily accessible by vehicle from the station by late May and continuing through late September (most years) via CO 5 (paved), a distance of 20 km and traversing a diverse terrain of alpine plant communities, aquatic habitats, and glacial land features.
Within a 90-minute drive of the station is a rich array of other geologic and environmental features and facilities, including Rocky Mountain National Park, the mining districts of Central City or Cripple Creek, Florissant National Monument, the National Earthquake Center (Golden), the National Ice Core Lab (Lakewood), Dinosaur Ridge and foothills geology/land forms.