Prospect Mountain in Conejos County

Driving the road to Prospect Mountain in Conejos County is not a piece of cake

Prospect Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.724m (12,217ft) above the sea level, located in Conejos County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. It’s one of the highest roads of Colorado.

Nestled in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado, within the Rio Grande National Forest, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called FSRs 380.6 and 380.6H. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. Prospect Mountain can get up to 30 ft of snow at the summit.
4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. The road to the summit is steep. Starting from FDR 380, the ascent is 2.77 km (1.72 mi) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 218 meters. The average gradient is 7.87%.


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