Summer is here and many of us in Colorado are making plans. There are countless places to explore in our great state. At times it can be overwhelming.

Being overwhelmed by having too many options is not the worst problem to have.

Unfortunately, we have to keep tabs on whether or not our favorite attractions in Colorado are open or closed. So many restaurants and places to be entertained have closed in the past couple of years.

Road trips are epic in Colorado. Unfortunately, one of the best road trips will be off the table very soon.

Highest Paved Road in Colorado To Close

Did you know that the highest paved road in America is in Colorado? Mount Blue Sky Scenic Byway, formerly known as Mount Evans, is 14,130 feet above sea level.

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It also happens to be one of the most visited areas in Colorado. Take a look at the drive.

Mount Blue Sky Scenic Byway to Close

Did you notice something in that video? This road is not for those who are easily scared of heights.

Construction and upgrades need to be made to Mount Blue Sky Scenic Byway. The construction will begin this summer and will last through 2026.

The U.S. Forest Service announced that starting on September 3 the highway will not be accessible for both people on motorized and non-motorized vehicles.

Specifically, the U.S. Forest Service says that the legendary drive will re-open on Memorial Day weekend of 2026.

That is a long closure.

If you want to see the highest paved road in America you will want to plan your trip soon before it shuts down.

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