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Mount Evans officially opens to the peak

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Posted at 9:33 PM, Jun 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-08 23:33:14-04

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. – If you’ve been putting off the hike up to the summit of Mount Evans, we have some good news: Mount Evans Highway is officially back open to travelers.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the opening of Mount Evans Highway (Colorado Highway 5) up to the summit of Mount Evans early Thursday morning.

Mount Goliath Natural Area and Nature Center, Summit of Mount Evans Interpretive Site and Summit Lake Park are located along the corridor for drivers to visit.

If you’re looking to stop at all three sites, you’ll be required to buy a $10 Forest Service pass and a $5 City of Denver pass at the Mount Evans Welcome Station.

If you’re just driving by, you do not need to purchase a pass. Bicyclists are exempt from the fee. Federal interagency passes are also honored at all three sites, CDOT said.

If you’d like to know more about the opening or closing of seasonal highways, you are encouraged to go to cotrip.org for more information.