Mount Evans Recreation Area Timed Tickets

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Welcome to Mount Evans, the 14th tallest 14er in Colorado at 14,264 feet. It also happens to be the highest paved road in North America! On the 15-mile one-way drive, you can stop at Mount Goliath Nature Center, Summit Lake Park and the Summit Interpretive area of Mount Evans.

Mount Evans employs a timed entry reservation system in order to providie a positive visitor experience and to protection from excessive human impact. Each private motor vehicle entering the area will need a reservation. 

When you drive up the road and get above tree-line, you will be entering an alpine environment where the Mountain Goats, Marmots, and Bighorn Sheep call this place home year-round. You can also walk amongst the alpine wildflowers as well. It’s a harsh environment, but the plants and wildlife are well adapted to live on Mount Evans. The different environments on Mount Evans are one of a kind, and we want to keep them sustainable and be able to be visited for years to come. To help protect the purity and uniqueness of the area, we ask that you learn and practice ‘’Leave No Trace’’ ethics.

Notifications and Alerts

Need to Know

Booking Windows

Primary Booking Window: 75% of the timed tickets will be available 30 days in advance of the first of the month at 10 a.m. ET. Example: On June 1, tickets will be available for the dates of July 1-31.

Secondary Booking Window: 25% of the timed tickets will also be available two days in advance at 10 a.m. ET on a rolling window. Example: On June 1 tickets will be available for June 3; on June 2 tickets will be available June 4.

Changes and Cancellations

Cancellations must be made up to 24 hours in advance of the entry time for refund minus $2 processing fee. Refunds must be process through www.recreation.gov.

No refunds for no shows, weather or cancellations less than 24 hours in advance. 

Once printed, the ticket is considered issued and modifications or cancellations will no longer be allowed. 

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Highway 5 Idaho Springs CO 80452

Phone Number

303-567-3000

Available Tickets

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