Crews are working to clear Mt. Evans Road by next week

The Colorado Department of Transportation says they’re getting the road clear to Summit Lake this weekend and hope to open up the entire road next week.

Plowing the Mount Evans road on May 24. (CDOT)
Plowing the Mount Evans road on May 24. (CDOT)
Plowing the Mount Evans road on May 24. (CDOT)

IDAHO SPRINGS — Crews are clearing snow from the road up Mount Evans, one of Colorado’s highest mountains.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says they’re getting the road clear to Summit Lake this weekend and hope to open up the entire road next week.

Update, 10:30 a.m.: The road is now open from Echo Lake to Summit Lake, according to CDOT.

Mount Evans is 13 miles southwest of Idaho Springs. The 14,271-foot peak is easily visible from Denver.

A spring storm dumped several feet on Mount Evans a couple weeks ago, on top of more than 30 feet of snow already on the roadway.