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Mount Evans highway closes for season
The Colorado Department of Transportation closed the lower portion of the Mount Evans Highway (State Highway 5) between Echo Lake and Summit Lake for the season Wednesday due to adverse weather.
CDOT closed 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 highway is scheduled to reopen May 27, weather permitting.
Information regarding road closures and openings is available at all times online at cotrip.org or by calling 511.