Roads on Mount Evans, Guanella Pass open

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By Sandy Barnes

The roads leading to Mount Evans and Guanella Pass opened for the season this past weekend, according to information from the Colorado Department of Transportation and Clear Creek County.
Guanella Pass Road is a 22-mile scenic highway that begins at the edge of Georgetown and continues over the summit to Grant. The Guanella Pass Road information line at 303-679-2422, ext. 2, is available for updates.
Colorado Highway 5 in the Mount Evans area is in good condition, with the exception of two locations near Summit Lake where frost heave has damaged the road, CDOT reported. At these points, there are bumps in the road created by frost pushing it upward. Signs warning drivers and bicyclists are in place along the highway.
CDOT will monitor the areas and make repairs as needed throughout the summer.
Weather permitting, Highway 5 will remain open every day, weather permitting, from Echo Lake to the top of Mount Evans, through Labor Day weekend.
Information on Colorado highways and road conditions is available on the cotrip.org website, or by calling 511. Updates also are offered via e-mail. Visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right corner.