Evans/Summit Lake Trailhead
Added by BillMiddlebrook

Location:  Front Range
14ers Served:  Mt. Evans, Mt. Bierstadt
Road Type:  Paved Road 0   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
2WD paved to the TH.
Directions:  Take Exit 240 at Idaho Springs on Interstate 70. Drive south on Colorado 103 for 13.5 miles to Echo Lake. Pay the entrance fee and drive 9 miles up the Mt. Evans road (Colorado 5) to the Summit Lake parking area.
Winter Access:  Closed at Echo Lake Lodge.
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Date Status Information Posted By  Photos  Comments Likes Dislikes    
2008-05-28 Open to the top. BillMiddlebrook         
2008-05-27 Open to Summit Lake but may be closed for short periods due to adverse weather. BillMiddlebrook         
2008-01-12 Road is closed. There is a barricade of snow about 10 feet high blocking the last leg of the trip. This is located 9 miles from Summit Lake. The road is decently plowed and easy to get up to this point. Echo lake is accessible, but i wouldn‘t recommend using it due to the amount of snow. ColderThanDryIce         
2007-06-05 Watch out for the road to all of s sudden get real bumpy and rought right before Summit Lake, I was cruisin at about 40mph and then all of a sudden the road got real shitty, almost rutted out, if they are going to charge 10$, they should atleast put a warning sign up or somethin, nearly lost my front end (actually its already lost). lordhelmut         
2007-06-03 The road is now open to the summit. BillMiddlebrook         
2007-05-27 Open to Summit Lake. The USFS is still charging $10 to use the road if you plan to stop anywhere or access the large parking areas. BillMiddlebrook         
2006-06-03 Road is open to summit. I was there 28 May 2006. barrett         
2006-05-20 The Mt. Evans road website reports that the Mt. Evans Road is currently scheduled to open on Friday May 26, 2006. It does not specify if this is to Summit Lake or to the summit itself. ColoradoScott         
2005-05-26 The Evans road is opening on Friday, May 27th. Open to the summit. BillMiddlebrook         
2005-02-18 The Mt. Evans road is open in summer - usually from late May/early June to late September. It is open to the summit during most of the summer. BillMiddlebrook         

Evans and the TH seen from Mt. Warren (Added by: BillMiddlebrook on 2006-07-03)The TH and summit lake seen from Mt. Warren (Added by: BillMiddlebrook on 2006-07-03)

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