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By Taylor-B.
From: Valdez, AK
Sep 9, 2015
Paying the park fee helps fund the Mt. Evans rest area bathrooms and trash receptacles which are key to maintaining this amazing climbing wilderness. Over and over I have seen many climbers park in these "free areas" just to run right over to the restrooms to relieve their high altitude GI issues or the more common sight of human waste being found at the base of the cliff :(
By Alan Prehmus
From: littleton, co
Sep 9, 2015
I'm not saying park here to avoid the fee. I'm saying you get a ticket if you hike to the aprons north of this line. There are no other landmarks to keep from straying into their no-go zone.
By Rick Blair
From: Denver
Apr 17, 2016
Taylor-B, the U.S. Forest Service broke the law by putting a pay station on the state highway going to the top. They won a poorly executed lawsuit against them but realized that eventually they would lose, so they came up with a scheme and brought Denver Parks into the fold. They made these improvements after the lawsuit and got Denver to agree to a partnership to split the money. The surrounding land is US Forest Service land and is paid for with your tax dollars already.
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To avoid the Denver Mt. Parks Summit Lake restrictions, start here. The park boundary is east/west. Staying south of this line should keep clear of the park.

Submitted By: Alan Prehmus on Sep 7, 2015
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