Mount Blue Sky Recreation Area Timed Tickets

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Mount Blue Sky Scenic Byway (formally Mount Evans), the highest paved road in North America, climbs over 7,000 feet in its 28-mile length and reaches an altitude of 14,130 feet. The Scenic Byway starts near Idaho Springs and leads through Mount Blue Sky Recreation Area, offering visitors scenic views of the Continental Divide, mountain goat and bighorn sheep herds, marmots, birds, alpine wildflowers, and Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine trees. Come make Mount Blue Sky your first 14er!

Mount Blue Sky Scenic Byway is jointly managed with the Colorado Department of Transportation 

Mount Blue Sky History - Learn about the history of the mountain and the road.

Watch this helpful video by Colorado Parks and Wildlife for important information to know before visiting Mount Blue Sky.

Need to Know

Booking Windows

Primary Booking Window: 75% of the timed tickets will be available 30 days in advance at 10AM EST, on a daily rolling bases.

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 processed through 

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

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