Road to top of Colorado’s 14,264-foot Mt. Evans opens Friday | VailDaily.com

Road to top of Colorado’s 14,264-foot Mt. Evans opens Friday

DENVER, Colorado ” The highway to the summit of Colorado’s 14,264-foot Mount Evans will open for the season on Friday.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says the 15-mile stretch of Colorado 5 from Echo Lake to the summit will be open through the July Fourth holiday, weather permitting.

Transportation officials say the road will be closed on some weekdays after that to repair areas where frost heave has lifted asphalt surfaces.

The road is billed as North America’s highest paved highway.