A memorable road trip to Red Mountain in ID
Red Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.830m (9,284ft) above the sea level located in Custer County, in the center of the U.S. state of Idaho. It's one of the highest roads in Idaho.
Set high in the Salmon River Mountains, within the Salmon-Challis National Forest, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Red Mountain Road. The road is usually impassable in winters.
The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 21% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at the paved ID-21, the ascent is 33.47km (20.8 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 884 meters.
Pic: Ryan Miller
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