Eastern Mojave Vegetation Colorado State Highway 5, Clear Creek County, Colorado  

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  Colorado State Highway 5 is the highest paved road in North America. However, this is not a through highway; it is simply a scenic spur route to the summit of Mount Evans, altitude 14,264 feet (4,347 m). The southern terminus of State Highway 5 is at a parking lot somewhat below the actual summit.



Locations: Mount Evans.
Full Size ImageParking lot and observatory from summit of Mount Evans
Full Size ImageSummit Lake from the top of Mount Evans  

Mount Evans

  Summit parking lot.



Locations: Summit Lake.  

Summit Lake


Full Size ImageView of Chicago Creek basin and Grey Wolf Mountain  
View southwest of Chicago Creek basin and Gray Wolf Mountain.

Full Size ImageAlong Mount Evans Road.  
View north of Echo Lake.



Mount Goliath Natural Area


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Junction: Colorado State Highway 103
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Date and time this article was prepared: 6/6/2024 11:39:53 AM