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Road Open/Closing Information


Road Opening:

(See the  Home Page  of this site for road status.)

The road to the top of Mount Evans is typically opened in May (Memorial Day) when CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation) has completely plowed the road. Usually, the road to Summit Lake is opened before the last 5 miles to the summit is opened.

Once opened, the road is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Unlike Pikes Peak that is only open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Road Closing:

(See the  Home Page  of this site for road status.)

CDOT has returned to closing the top five miles the day after Labor Day. CDOT says that the first 10 miles (of 15 to the summit) will be open until the "first significant snowfall" or the first weekend in October, which ever is first. Exactly, what is a "significant snowfall" is not defined.

For Up To Date Road Information:

The Colorado Department of Transportation has opened the Mount Evans Road for the 2011 season. For the latest information visit:
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