Partial Closure of Mount Evans Highway Next Week

August 30, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the top portion of the Mount Evans Highway – State Highway 5 – for the season on Tuesday, September 4, at 7 a.m.

CDOT closes the 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 (State Highway 103) to Summit Lake, will remain open until early October unless adverse weather creates winter-like driving conditions.

Information regarding the opening and closing of seasonal highways in Colorado is available on the website or by calling 511.  Updates also are offered via email and text.  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.