Posted By: iceman1212
Info: FYI - it looks like the pulloffs near the fee parking area at summit lake trailhead are part of the fee area and require a reservation displayed. received a warning for not showing fee pass when parking in one of the nearby pulloffs.
Posted By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: Reminder: If you plan on parking at the Mt. Evans summit lot, you’ll need to book a reservation ahead of time. Even if you plan on going up the road very early.
Posted By: Beardo
Info: Highway 5 continues to be closed for 2020. In addition access from Mt Bierdst and Echo Lake is also prohibited per National Forest Services.
Posted By: scribbles
Info: Plenty of open spaces at 8am on a Wednesday. Typical Summit Lake potholes still exist. Accessible by all vehicles.
Posted By: JQDivide
Info: The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) closed the top portion of the Mount Evans Highway - State Highway 5 - for the season on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at 8 a.m.
CDOT closes the five-mile segment from Summit Lake to the top of Mount Evans (14,264 feet) the day after Labor Day, per agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. The remaining 10 miles, from Echo Lake (State Highway 103) to Summit Lake, will remain open until early October unless weather creates adverse driving conditions.