Mount Blue Sky

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About Mount Blue Sky Scenic & Historic Byway

Change is Coming! Outdoor Enthusiasts need to "Know Before You Go"

If you are looking to drive the Mount Blue Sky (Formerly Mount Evans) Scenic & Historic Byway there is a Timed Entry Ticket Reservations System in place to reduce wait times, lines, and crowding at welcome stations, visitors’ centers, and attractions. Dispersing visitors across the days and weeks will reduce impacts on wildlife and improve available parking. The new system reduces crowding, allowing for proper social distancing and creating a more enjoyable and safer outdoor experience.

Reservations are not required for biking and hiking into these areas. Annual and lifetime passholders will still need to make reservations and will only pay the reservation fee. People who arrive without a reservation will need to return to a place where they can get a cell phone signal to secure a timed entry ticket.

Please be safe out there this summer. #CareforColorado and #RecreateResponsibly and #VisitClearCreek and #ClearCreekCounty

Summit Lake park from the Summit of Mount Blue Sky

Clear Creek County is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Located just west of Denver along Interstate 70, Clear Creek has 396 square miles of public lands to explore, as well as four mountain peaks above 14,000 feet. Clear Creek is comprised of charming mountains towns Idaho Springs, Downieville, Lawson, Empire, Georgetown, and Silver Plume, which are all along the I-70 corridor. Learn more about Clear Creek County here.

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