Mount Evans Highway (CO 5) Updates

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Re: Mount Evans Highway (CO 5) Updates

Post by ParkBull » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:02 pm

October 2, 2019

Mount Evans Highway fully closes for the season next Monday, October 7

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation will fully close Mount Evans Highway (Colorado Highway 5) for the season on Monday morning, Oct. 7.

CDOT closed the top five-mile segment from Summit Lake to the top of Mount Evans (14,264 feet) the day after Labor Day, per agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. The remaining 10 miles, from Echo Lake (Colorado Highway 103) to Summit Lake, will remain open until Monday, Oct. 7 unless adverse weather creates winter-like driving conditions.

Information regarding the opening and closing of seasonal roads can be found at all times at You can sign up for customized travel alerts via text and email on CDOT’s website. For more information about Mount Evans, visit You can also call the Clear Creek Ranger’s District at 303-567-4382 or stop by the Idaho Springs Visitor’s Center at 2060 Miner Street, east of downtown Idaho Springs.

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