Colorado’s newest mountain, Echo Mountain, boasts being the “newest, closest, cheapest” mountain. Of course, you can almost tally the number of runs on your hands. Near Idaho Springs, Echo Mountain is easily the closest mountain to Denver at a mere 35 miles. A full-day pass is $39 and they are selling a season pass for $279. Loveland, by comparison, is the next closest at 53 miles west of Denver, season passes for $359 and at least a thousand more acres of terrain. I’ve never visited Echo Mountain so if you have, let us know how it stacks up by leaving a comment.