Mount Evans road closed for season |

Mount Evans road closed for season

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Even though there’s no snow falling yet, Colorado Highway 5 to the top of Mount Evans is closed for the season.

The state transportation department said Thursday that the U.S. Forest Service has requested that the upper portion of the road remain closed from after Labor Day until Memorial Day every year.

The road, billed as North America’s highest paved highway, crosses Forest Service land en route to the 14,264-foot summit.

The road is closed at Summit Lake, about 1,200 vertical feet below the summit.

Other high-country roads across Colorado remain open for now, including Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park; Highway 82 over Independence Pass, east of Aspen; and Cottonwood Pass.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User