Difficult Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.677m (12,063ft) above the sea level located in the Gunnison County, in Colorado, USA. It’s one of the highest mountain roads in Colorado.
The road to the summit, located within the Gunnison National Forest, is a gravel 4wd track. Road conditions are always changing. Winter comes early and stays late on this trail, so you may only be able to safely run it in the middle of the summer. Avoid committing your vehicle to what is in front of you until you are sure of what you are getting into because things could get worse. 4x4 vehicle required. A traveler on this road must be experienced and completely devoted to safe, slow and obstacle-conscious driving to deter danger. This is definitely not a Sunday drive. The steep drive will take some skill, some patience, and some tolerance for vertigo. Stay alert for potential turnouts as you may meet traffic in inconvenient locations.
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