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Mt. Evans summit lot Trailhead
Added by krishcane

Location:  Front Range
Road Type:  Paved Road 0   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
This is the road to the summit to Mt. Evans. Open seasonally, well maintained, very popular.
Directions:  From Denver (East): 32.4 miles West on US Interstate 70 to Idaho Springs and take the "Mt. Evans" exit (#240) 15 miles South on State 103 from Idaho Springs to Mount Evans Entrance 15 miles from Mount Evans Entrance to Summit at 14,264 feet. From Dillon (West): 36 miles East on US Interstate 70 to Idaho Springs (through Eisenhower Tunnel) and take the "Mt. Evans" exit (#240) 15 miles South on State 103 from Idaho Springs to Mount Evans Entrance 15 miles from Mount Evans Entrance to Summit at 14,264 feet.
Winter Access:  Closed in Winter.
Date Status Information Posted By  Photos  Comments Likes Dislikes    
2014-09-09 The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) closed the top portion of the Mount Evans Highway State Highway 5 for the season on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at 8 a.m. CDOT closes the five-mile segment from Summit Lake to the top of Mount Evans (14,264 feet) the day after Labor Day, per agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. The remaining 10 miles, from Echo Lake (State Highway 103) to Summit Lake, will remain open until early October unless weather creates adverse driving conditions. JQDivide         


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