Located in Park County, Colorado, United States, Alma is the highest incorporated town in North America at an elevation of 3.224m (10,578ft) above the sea level. It’s one of the highest towns accessible by car on Earth.
The road to the town is called State Highway 9. It’s asphalted. It has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards, and driving under these conditions, can be extremely challenging. Located along Route 9, north of Fairplay and south of Hoosier Pass, Alma's climate is subarctic. The town lies in one of the most important mining areas.