MOUNT EVANS, Colo. (KDVR) – The Colorado Department of Transportation will close the highest portion of the Mount Evans Highway for the season Tuesday.
The top five miles of Colorado Highway 5 from Summit Lake to the top of the popular fourteener always closes on the day after Labor Day as part of an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service.
A reduced rate late season ticket is $10, annual and lifetime passholders need reservations which require a $2 reservation fee. Reservations are required between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The road usually reopens around Memorial Day, as long as crews are able to clear the snow from the route.