Mount Evans Highway opens to summit

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — It’s a sign of summer after Colorado Department of Transportation crews cleared Mount Evans Highway and opened to the summit.

Thousands of people visit Mount Evans every year. The road takes visitors to an altitude of more than 14,000 feet.

The U.S. Forest Service oversees the Mount Evans Recreation Area, which sees more than 150,000 visitors each summer.

Three developed sites are located along the corridor. Two are in the National Forest, Mount Goliath Natural Area and Nature Center, and the Summit of Mount Evans interpretive site. Summit Lake Park is owned by the city and county of Denver.

Visitors wishing to stop at all three sites can purchase the $10 Forest Service pass and the $5 city of Denver pass at the Mount Evans welcome station, or they can purchase just one or the other, depending on the destination.

Fees are per vehicle. There is no fee for driving through the area unless visitors plan to stop at one of the sites. Bicyclists are exempt.