Forest Road 1877

Forest Road 1877, an epic enthralling drive

Forest Road 1877 is a high mountain road located in Taos County, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of New Mexico.

Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains range, within the Carson National Forest, the road is totally unpaved. It’s 7.56km (4.7 miles) long. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. The road tops out at 3.107m (10,193ft) above the sea level. Starting from Santa Barbara Road, the road is pretty steep. The elevation gain is 525 meters and the average gradient is 6.94%. 4x4 vehicle with high clearance required.

 

 

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