Mount Evans Highway Officially Opens to the Peak Today

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY—Mount Evans Highway (Colorado Highway 5) is officially open up to the summit of Mount Evans (14,264 feet). CDOT crews have been working diligently to have the road clear and safe for motorists in time for summer.

The U.S. Forest Service oversees the Mount Evans Recreation Area, which hosts more than 150,000 visitors each summer. Three developed sites are located along the corridor. Two of those sites—Mount Goliath Natural Area and Nature Center, and the Summit of Mount Evans Interpretive Site—are in the National Forest, while the third, Summit Lake Park, is owned by the City and County of Denver.

Visitors wishing to stop at all three sites may purchase both the $10 Forest Service pass and the $5 City of Denver pass at the Mount Evans Welcome Station. Or, they may choose to purchase one or the other, depending on the destination. Fees are per vehicle.

There is no fee for driving through the area unless you plan to visit one of these sites. Bicyclists are exempt from the fee. In addition, federal interagency passes are honored at all three sites.

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