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Mt. Evans Road Open?

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Mt. Evans Road Open?

Postby SikYou » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:05 pm

I know the road is closed at summit lake but CDOT says that it closes at the fee station in early October. How early? Anyone know if I can get to summit lake in the morning? I've got plans to hike the tour de abyss from summit lake in a few hours. Thanks?
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Re: Mt. Evans Road Open?

Postby bergsteigen » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:15 pm

Road will close tomorrow. Likely at 6am. All employees for Evans are furloughed, including a good friend of mine.

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Re: Mt. Evans Road Open?

Postby SikYou » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:16 pm

I just found a memo from CDOT saying 8am. If I'm already parked at summit lake before it closes I should be good right?
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Re: Mt. Evans Road Open?

Postby bergsteigen » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:27 pm

Either way, gate will be closed and locked. Your vehicle will be stuck on the wrong side of a locked gate. Too risky for my taste!

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Re: Mt. Evans Road Open?

Postby RyGuy » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:31 pm

Probably not worth it. Just park at Guanella Pass and climb Evans that way. Far more scenic anyway.
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Re: Mt. Evans Road Open?

Postby Bean » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:25 am

bergsteigen wrote:Road will close tomorrow. Likely at 6am. All employees for Evans are furloughed, including a good friend of mine.

What does USFS employees being furloughed have to do with the status of a Colorado state highway?

It's appropriate that it's closing today though, what with the snowstorm coming and all.
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Re: Mt. Evans Road Open?

Postby Nelson623 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:08 am

The state schedules it to close at/around September's end, anyhow; can be earlier if the weather dictates it.

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Re: Mt. Evans Road Open?

Postby peter303 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:19 am

The road to Summit Lake finally closed for the Sept 27 snow. But it wes scheduled to close Sept 30 anyways, the Monday after the last Sunday in September.

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Re: Mt. Evans Road Open?

Postby madbuck » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:42 am

Closed....

...to motorized traffic.
...to motorized traffic.
...to motorized traffic.

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