Provides access for one private vehicle or motorcycle to access Summit Lake Park only.
At an elevation of 12,840 feet, Summit Lake Park anchors the high-altitude end of the Mountain Parks system. The 160-acre park is surrounded by National Forest lands and the Mount Evans Wilderness is managed under a Forest Service partnership with the City and County of Denver, Denver Mountain Parks division.
The average time spent along the Scenic Drive is 2 hours.
The reservation for Summit Lake Park is a 1 Day vehicle or motorcycle ticket for the reserved date and time listed on this ticket and for day use only.
Print or download your reservation to your phone prior to leaving a near by town with cell service. There is NO cell service at the Welcome Station.
Be ready to present a printed or digital copy of reservation at the facility Welcome Station. If you have a printed ticket, please place on dash of your vehicle; photo ID will be required.
Interagency pass holders are required to make an entry time reservation and the non-refundable $2.00 fee applies. This includes Interagency annual, senior, military volunteer, 4th grade passes and the Mount Evans season pass. Please be prepared to show your pass with your reservation ticket.
Cancellations must be made up to 24 hours in advance for refund minus $2 processing fee. No refunds for no shows or cancellations less than 24 hours in advance.
Tickets are non-transferable and cannot be sold, copied or auctioned.
Pets must be kept on a handheld leash at all times, and they cannot be kept in an unattended vehicle.
The Mount Evans Scenic Byway climbs more than 7,000 feet in just 28 miles, reaching an altitude of 14,130 feet. The views are breath taking, but the road is in poor condition and has no guardrails so be prepared for slow and possible difficult driving conditions. Also beware there are many bicyclists that cycle this road.
The maximum allowable length for vehicles is 30 feet due to the narrow steep and winding road. Motorhomes are not recommended.
Conditions can change quickly and drastically on Mount Evans. The road can close any day throughout the summer due to winter-like conditions.
Road damage near Summit Lake Park, Slow Down before approaching.