Mount Evans Road will be back to opening at its normal Memorial Day weekend date this year after a shorter season than usual for motorists in 2017.

KCNC-TV reported Monday that the Colorado Department of Transportation announced the opening of the road to Mount Evans, one of Colorado’s 14ers.

The road to Summit Lake will open first and the snow on the final 5 miles to the summit will be cleared later.

Last year, crews didn’t get Mount Evans Road cleared until June 8. It closed in early September.

Crews in Rocky Mountain National Park are also working to clear another popular high-elevation road in Colorado. Trail Ridge Road could open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Leave a Reply

What We Believe

We are driven by our deep respect for our environment, and our passionate commitment to sustainable tourism and conservation. We believe in the right for everyone - from all backgrounds and cultures - to enjoy our natural world, and we believe that we must all do so responsibly. Learn More