Mount Evans Road Open to Summit

June 2, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) opened State Highway 5 to the top of Mount Evans today (14,264 feet).

CDOT crews spent the last few days clearing snow from Summit Lake to the summit – about four miles.   The road was opened from Echo Lake to Summit Lake last Thursday but heavier than usual snowfall in May prevented CDOT from being able to open the highway to the top.

Information regarding the opening and closing of seasonal highways in Colorado is available at all times on the website or by calling 511.  Updates also are offered via e-mail.  Please visit and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner.  The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including General Travel Information – Seasonal Mountain Pass Closures/Openings.

The United States Forest Service oversees the area encompassing the Mount Evans Highway and collects standard amenity fees for the use of the services and facilities in the road corridor.