Mt Blue Sky road closed all of 2025

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Mt Blue Sky road closed all of 2025

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For construction. It will tentatively open May 31 to September 2 2024. Echo Lake Lodge wont open this summer. Last year there was a food truck in their parking lot.

We'll have to climb Blue Sky the fun way: from Chicago Lakes or the sawtooth ridge.

It looks like the running Ascent is scheduled for June 23 and bicycle Climb July 20.

https://www.denverpost.com/2024/05/02/m ... osed-2025/
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Note it will be closed to all users, including cyclists and pedestrians. So no peaceful car-free ride up unfortunately. They will be redoing the section by Summit Lake with the terrible frost heaves.

https://highways.dot.gov/federal-lands/ ... ky-highway
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Re: Mt Blue Sky road closed all of 2025

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Thanks for the heads up.

It'll certainly be a bummer for a lot of people's summer plans but the road absolutely needs it and I can see why it's not practical to do a single lane closure. It'll make for an unusually peaceful summit for those willing to put in the work of the longer approach!
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Re: Mt Blue Sky road closed all of 2025

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So you're saying the West ridge from Guanella pass is going to see a crap ton of traffic next summer?
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Re: Mt Blue Sky road closed all of 2025

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Ptglhs wrote: Fri May 03, 2024 9:39 am So you're saying the West ridge from Guanella pass is going to see a crap ton of traffic next summer?
There's gonna be a super highway through the willows.
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Re: Mt Blue Sky road closed all of 2025

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justiner wrote: Fri May 03, 2024 10:51 am Bike and Run race are still on,

https://www.bicyclecolorado.org/feature ... ill-climb/
That's for 2024 though? Full road closure is in 2025.
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Re: Mt Blue Sky road closed all of 2025

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Ooooooh, dunno!
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Re: Mt Blue Sky road closed all of 2025

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great opportunity to never re open it.

sigh.
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Re: Mt Blue Sky road closed all of 2025

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CaptainSuburbia wrote: Fri May 03, 2024 10:09 am There's gonna be a super highway through the willows.
They should build one anyway, the willows suck at all times of the year. Either re-locate the TH to avoid them or build a pedestrian highway.
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Re: Mt Blue Sky road closed all of 2025

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Building a trail through what's essentially a wetland area is just an overall terrible idea. The Bierstadt trail itself shows how much infrastructure is needed - and this is one of the most popular trails on any 14er. I don't think CFI would be game to do that for a non-standard route.
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Re: Mt Blue Sky road closed all of 2025

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XterraRob wrote: Fri May 03, 2024 2:25 pm
CaptainSuburbia wrote: Fri May 03, 2024 10:09 am There's gonna be a super highway through the willows.
They should build one anyway, the willows suck at all times of the year. Either re-locate the TH to avoid them or build a pedestrian highway.
Yes, they should build a boardwalk immediately.
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