Mount Evans Highway (CO 5) Updates

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Mount Evans Highway (CO 5) Updates

Post by ParkBull » Mon May 21, 2018 1:29 pm

Mount Evans Highway to open for Memorial Day Weekend

Full opening scheduled for Friday, May 25

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation has successfully completed snow plowing operations on Mount Evans Highway (CO 5) and is finishing work to repave the parking lots up to the summit. As a result, Mount Evans Highway is scheduled to open on Friday, May 25, in time for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Mount Evans is a very popular destination for thousands of visitors each year. Expect heavy traffic, limited parking with full parking lots and lines on most weekends and especially during holiday weekends. The best time to visit is during the week and mornings.

The United States Forest Service oversees the Mount Evans Recreation Area, which more than 150,000 people visit 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; while 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 just one pass or the other, depending on their 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.

For more information, please visit www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/mountevans; call the Clear Creek Ranger District’s information line at 303-567-4382; or stop by the Idaho Springs Visitor’s Center at 2060 Miner Street, east of downtown Idaho Springs.

Information regarding the opening and closing of seasonal highways in Colorado is available at all times on the cotrip.org website, by calling 511, or via subscription e-mail or text. To subscribe, please visit 511.cotrip.org.

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Re: Mount Evans Highway (CO 5) Updates

Post by ParkBull » Fri May 25, 2018 5:31 pm

TRAVEL ALERT

Mount Evans is open for the season

May 25, 2018

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation and the United States Forest Service opened the gates to Mount Evans today just before 8 a.m., just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Mount Evans is a very popular destination for thousands of visitors each year. Expect heavy traffic, limited parking with full parking lots and lines on most weekends and especially during holiday weekends. The best time to visit is during the week and mornings.



The United States Forest Service oversees the Mount Evans Recreation Area, which more than 150,000 people visit 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; while 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 just one pass or the other, depending on their 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.


For more information, please visit www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/mountevans; call the Clear Creek Ranger District’s information line at 303-567-4382; or stop by the Idaho Springs Visitor’s Center at 2060 Miner Street, east of downtown Idaho Springs.


Motorists are also reminded that inclement weather can still be a possibility on mountain passes so please visit any of our sources listed below to view updates before you go. Should a late storm hit the area, snowplows operate will operate on the highway.



TRAVELER SAFETY MESSAGE: Motorists and cyclists are reminded to always check conditions prior to traveling mountain passes, as spring snowstorms could close them temporarily or slow traffic at times. Updated road conditions are available at www.COTRIP.org or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state or by visiting www.codot.gov. Up to date information is also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page www.facebook.com/coloradodot.

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Re: Mount Evans Highway (CO 5) Updates

Post by ParkBull » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:25 pm

TRAVEL ALERT

Mount Evans to close next week for paving operations



CLEAR CREEK COUNTY — Mount Evans will close next week to motorists starting on June 18 through June 21 for paving operations on the top parking lot. Operations should be complete by the weekend.


All work is weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change.


TRAVELER SAFETY MESSAGE: Motorists and cyclists are reminded to always check conditions prior to traveling mountain passes, as spring snowstorms could close them temporarily or slow traffic at times. Updated road conditions are available at www.COTRIP.org or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state or by visiting www.codot.gov. Up to date information is also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page www.facebook.com/coloradodot.

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