At the summit of Mt Evans, stands the remains of the CREST HOUSE. There's a great story behind this architectural wonder at over 14,000 ft elevation. Construction began in Spring of 1940. Inspired by his first visit to this area in the 1920s, carpenter Justus "Gus" Roehling dreamed of constructing a "Castle in the Sky" for his girlfriend (and later wife). The Crest House provided a restaurant, gift shop, rest rooms, emergency oxygen, and an observation deck. It was well known for its fried doughnuts, coffee, and hot chocolate.