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COVID-19 delays opening of Mount Evans Highway until at least July


Last updated 5/13/2020 at 10:03am

Due to the unique risks associated with COVID-19, the opening of Mount Evans Highway (Colorado Hwy. 5) will be delayed, and the roadway will not be open by Memorial Day weekend as it usually is. At this time, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the U.S. Forest Service, and Denver Mountain Parks — the agencies that jointly manage Mount Evans — have reached an agreement that Mount Evans Highway will not open until at least early July due to delays related to COVID-19 and public health orders.

The challenges COVID-19 presents for opening Mount Evans Highway include:

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